In light of the recent racially charged events that have occurred over the past few weeks, including but not limited to the unjust murders of Ahmaud Arbery (unarmed, chased down and murdered while jogging in his neighborhood), George Floyd and Breonna Taylor (unarmed and killed by police officers), and the Central Park Incident, protests are erupting as people have taken a stance in solidarity with Black people all over the country.
By their many screens and/or your own frustrations, your kids may have been inundated with this too. It’s important to know that even during a time of sheltering in place, Black people and other Marginalized folks still have the ever-present danger of hate that could cost them their lives and even in the current state of this global pandemic we must keep moving forward the work of dismantling the never-ending public health crisis of white supremacy culture.
Below you will find a list of resources that may be helpful in self-education and can be used to guide discussions at home to give insight into what it’s like to be a BIPOC and marginalized throughout America and across the globe.
The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee
Current Event/Happening Now
Embrace Race webinar link (this event is taking place Tuesday, June 2nd)
Anti-racism Resources for White People: a compilation of resources for white people and parents to deepen our work in anti-racism
75 Things White People Can Do for Racial Justice: Curated by Medium and updated regularly
Black Lives Taken
Christian Cooper racially targeted in Central Park
Tim Wise Podcast: An informative podcast focused on racial and economic justice
The 1619 Project and 1619 Podcast from The New York Times
Talking Race With Young Children
Shaker Heights Has Tried for 60 Years to Tackle Race with accompanying podcast from The Washington Post
Why Parents Should Talk About Social Identity
Teaching Six Year Olds About Power and Privilege
Racial Equity Tools Glossary
Bay Area and Nationwide Community Resources
BLACK VISIONS COLLECTIVE
Reclaim the Block
Black Youth Project 100
People’s Community Medics
SURJ Bay Area
San Francisco Bayview Newspaper
Ending Mass Incarceration
The Bail Project
COVID Bailout NYC
Emergency Release Fund
Brooklyn Community Bail Fund
Louisville Community Bail Fund
Prison Abolition and Alternatives to Incarceration Starter Resources
Black Alliance for Just Immigration
Vera Institute of Justice
A White Mom’s Warning, CNN
Ta-Nehisi Coates: When Every Word Doesn’t Belong To Everyone
Akala: On using the N-word
Dr. Robin DiAngelo: Deconstructing White Privilege
What Is Privilege?
Life of Privilege Explained in a $100 Race
Diane Sawyer, Prime Time, 1991:Racial Bias in St. Louis revealed via hidden camera
The Philippe Matthews Show: Perspective on White Privilege with Dr. Eddie Moore, Jr.
What’s My Complicity? Talking White Fragility with Robin DiAngelo
A Trip to the Grocery Store: Dr. Joy DeGruy illustrates the power of speaking up
How Racist Are You?: Jane Elliot blue-eyed, brown-eyed project
Killer Mike Talks Economic Empowerment in the Black community: Interview with Killer Mike on Sway’s Universe
*Please research ALL film ratings and content before viewing with your children
13th: Documentary on the criminalization of American Americans and the prison industries
Schindler’s List: Steven Spielberg’s defining Holocaust drama (v)
The Hate You Give: A story as a response to the Murder of Oscar Grant
Selma: Film based on the 1965 Selma to Montgomery voting rights marches
Do The Right Thing: Explores how racial inequality drives conflict in a predominantly African-American community.
Mississippi Burning: Biographical crime thriller of a murder investigation in Mississippi.
A Soldiers Story: Murder and racism on a black military base in the South
Crash: The film features racial and social tensions in Los Angeles
The Great Debaters: Inspiring true story confronts racism head-on
Stand and Deliver: Based on the true story of an inspiring math teacher in a struggling inner-city Los Angeles high school.
I Am Not Your Negro: Based on James Baldwin’s unfinished manuscript
When They See Us: Five teens from Harlem falsely accused of a brutal attack in Central Park.
Birth of a Nation: A retelling of the 1831 slave rebellion led by Nat Turner.
A Time to Kill: lawyer and his assistant defend a black man accused of murdering two white men who raped his ten-year-old daughter.
Hello, Privilege. It’s Me, Chelsea: Chelsea Handler explores how white privilege impacts American culture.
Skin: The tragic story of a white girl born Black, during apartheid.
Trigger Warning: Rapper and activist Killer Mike puts his revolutionary ideas about achieving social change into action.