Resources

Anti-Racism

No one is born racist or antiracist; these result from the choices we make. Being antiracist results from a conscious decision to make frequent, consistent, equitable choices daily. These choices require ongoing self-awareness and self-reflection as we move through life. In the absence of making antiracist choices, we (un)consciously uphold aspects of white supremacy, white-dominant culture, and unequal institutions and society. Being racist or antiracist is not about who you are; it is about what you do. - National Museum of African American History and Culture
 
This handout is from the "Racial Healing Handbook: Practical Activities to Help You Challenge Privilege, Confront Systemic Racism, and Engage in Collective Healing" by Anneliese A. Singh, Ph.D., LPC.

A collaboration between The Guardian and American University’s Antiracist Research and Policy Center, this is an ongoing series that sheds light on the structures at the root of racial inequities.

Understanding racism and its roots, questioning our own privilege and biases, and slowly dismantling those systems and beliefs internally and in our schools is a life-long process. By Christina Torres.

A powerful and practical guide by Dr. Anneliese A. Singh to help you navigate racism, challenge privilege, manage stress and trauma, and begin to heal. Healing from racism is a journey that often involves reliving trauma and experiencing feelings of shame, guilt, and anxiety. This journey can be bumpy ride, and before we begin healing, we need to gain an understanding of the role history plays in racial/ethnic myths and stereotypes.

From Racial Equity Tools, this is a glossary of the types of racism.
 
Written by Nicki Lisa Cole, Ph.D, the school-to-prison pipeline is a process through which students are pushed out of schools and into prisons. In other words, it is a process of criminalizing youth that is carried out by disciplinary policies and practices within schools that put students into contact with law enforcement.
 
 

Implicit Bias

"Implicit bias (also referred to as unconscious bias) is the process of associating stereotypes or attitudes towards categories of people without conscious awareness - which can result in actions and decisions that are at odds with one’s intentions or explicit values. This can lead us to make biased and unfair decisions regarding who we hire for a job or select for a promotion, which classes we place students into and who we send out of the classroom for behavior infractions, and which treatment options we make available to patients." - National Equity Project

Implicit Bias: Peanut Butter, Jelly and Racism
What is implicit bias? NYT/POV’s Saleem Reshamwala unscrews the lid on the unfair effects of our subconscious.

Washington Post reporter Valerie Straus reveals findings in a government report detailing the unequal treatment of black boys in school.

To reduce implicit bias, build friendships that cross the racial divide. Sound too easy to work? Researchers beg to differ. Worst case, you have more friends.

By Kathleen Osta and Hugh Vasquez, From the National Equity Project

TEDx Talk with Verna Myers. Our biases can be dangerous, even deadly – as we’ve seen in the cases of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and Eric Garner, in Staten Island, New York. Diversity advocate Verna Myers looks closely at some of the subconscious attitudes we hold toward out-groups. She makes a plea to all people: Acknowledge your biases. Then move forward, not away from, the groups that make you uncomfortable. In a funny, impassioned, important talk, she shows us how. 

Additional Resources

Workbook for Educators
This WORKbook guides educators through reflections about the school year and prompts visualization for the fall, all the while steeping us, collectively, in anti-racism work.

Multicultural Education vs Anti-Racist Education: The Debate in Canada
A debate is taking place about the comparative meaning and merits of multicultural education and anti-racist education. The concept of multicultural education has been accused of being inadequate, naïve, and fallacious. It is said to fail to confront minority grievances and aspirations (Banks and McGee-Banks 1989). National Council for the Social Studies.

The Power Shift Project Handout: Do You Qualify As An Ally? 10 (of many) Ways to Earn That Distinction


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