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Listening & Learning How to be Anti-Racist (Links)

The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don’t do anything about it.

Albert Einstein

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Long after the topic of racism stops trending, white people (including me) need to be actively anti-racist. Let’s listen, learn, ask how we can support POC, and do the work to make our world, our country, and our communities places where children and adults of every color and religion feel safe and protected and are able to thrive.

Graphics/Visuals

They’re Not Too Young to Talk About Race from the Children’s Community School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

They're not too young to talk about race!

A guide to white privilege by Courtney Ahn Design

Podcast Episodes

Unlocking Us: Brene Brown’s interview with Ibram X. Kendi on How to be an Anti-Racist

Talking Race With Young Children (NPR)

Books

Books I’ve read and highly recommend:

Just Mercy, Bryan Stevenson

The Hate U Give, Angie Thomas

Real American, Julie Lythcott-Haims

Motherhood So White, Nefertiti Austin

Next on my “to read” list:

White Fragility

Stamped from the Beginning

Videos

Movies

Other Anti-Racist Articles, Lists & Resources

I will be continuing to add resources and reviews – please send me an email or comment with more resources.

Rachel Cargle

The Great Unlearn

Books about Race & Racism (bookshop.org)

I shudder, do you? Julie Lythcott-Haims

Anti-Racist Resources

Embrace Race Website: Let’s raise a generation of children who are thoughtful, informed, and brave abut race.  (podcast & website)

By age five, Black and Hispanic children show no preference toward their own group compared to Whites. On the other hand, White kids remain strongly biased in favor of whiteness. By the start of kindergarten, “children begin to show many of the same implicit racial attitudes that adults in our culture hold. Children have already learned to associate some groups with higher status, or more positive value, than others.
-Andrew Grant-Thomas, Your 5 Year-Old is Already Racially Biased.

We have to eliminate the White Savior role, which centers whiteness and portrays people of color as victims. But white kids should know that they can play an important support role when it comes to fighting racism. Emphasize and prioritize the efforts of people of color, but include white allies too, John BrownViola Liuzzo, James Ian Tyson.
-Mia Birdsong, Lift Up The Freedom Fighters

Do you have Anti-Racist resources you’d like to see added to this post? Please comment and we’ll add.

6-5-20

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