WEBSITES & ARTICLES OF INTEREST
COLORBLINDNESS AND RACE
Colorblind or colorbrave? (TED Talk)
Teaching Tolerance - Colorblindness
The danger of teaching children to be colorblind (Washington Post article)
TALKING TO KIDS ABOUT RACE
Embrace Race (website)
Here's How to Raise Race-Conscious Kids
How to Talk to Kids About Race: Books and Resources That Can Help
How do we talk to children about race? UWM researcher offers advice
Those Who Care and Those Who Don’t: Children and Racism in the Trump Era (LA Review of Books)
EQUITY IN EDUCATION
GENDER & SEXUALITY
Many Ways to Be a Girl, but One Way to Be a Boy: The New Gender Rules (New York Times article)
BOOKS OF INTEREST
In this New York Times bestseller, Ijeoma Oluo explores the complex reality of today's racial landscape--from white privilege and police brutality to systemic discrimination and the Black Lives Matter movement--offering straightforward clarity that readers need to contribute to the dismantling of the racial divide.
For twenty-five years, Debby Irving sensed inexplicable racial tensions in her personal and professional relationships. As a colleague and neighbor, she worried about offending people she dearly wanted to befriend. As an arts administrator, she didn't understand why her diversity efforts lacked traction. As a teacher, she found her best efforts to reach out to students and families of color left her wondering what she was missing. Then, in 2009, one "aha!" moment launched an adventure of discovery and insight that drastically shifted her worldview and upended her life plan. In Waking Up White, Irving tells her often cringe-worthy story with such openness that readers will turn every page rooting for her-and ultimately for all of us.
Walk into any racially mixed high school and you will see Black, White, and Latino youth clustered in their own groups. Is this self-segregation a problem to address or a coping strategy? Beverly Daniel Tatum, a renowned authority on the psychology of racism, argues that straight talk about our racial identities is essential if we are serious about enabling communication across racial and ethnic divides. These topics have only become more urgent as the national conversation about race is increasingly acrimonious. This fully revised edition is essential reading for anyone seeking to understand the dynamics of race in America.