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Here are the basic points from Larissa's article:
- Our words and actions must match.
- Reading options for students must be broadened to provide wider perspectives from other races and cultures.
- Conversations are necessary... even, and especially, the ones around 'difficult' topics. Listening is a big and necessary element for meaningful conversations.
- Have the courage (and flexibility) to explore new and different ideas.
- Self-reflection is essential... without self-reflection there is no way to recognize and catch our biases (which we all have... all of us.). Yeah, that's a tough one, but really important for moving forward.
- Media, used with critical thinking and discernment, can be a valuable resource.
- FACT: the work is never ending. And because 'whites' created the racist problems, it's on us to be proactive in its mitigation.
Larissa's article for PBS ... https://www.pbs.org/education/blog/a-call-to-action-for-white-educators-who-seek-to-be-anti-racist
More Resources, courtesy of Larissa:
- 'Raising White Kids' Author On How White Parents Can Talk About Race
- Confronting Anti-Black Racism Resources
- Death of George Floyd sets off massive protests
- The 1619 Project
- The 1619 Project Curriculum
- Teaching About Race, Racism and Police Violence
- Social Justice Booklist
- Social Justice Booklist - Young Adult Fiction
- Resources from Educolor