Family education and reinforcement of social justice helps children feel holistically supported by the main communities they spend time in, namely the school and the home. We thus invite you to choose from among this curated list of resources, whether for your child directly, or for yourself to provide more context and language to their social justice education. This is not an exhaustive list, but we hope that it will be helpful for you.
Our Antiracist resources are intended to support our students and families by amplifying marginalized voices and by educating directly on what holds us back. We hope you will join us in this collective work to create a better society.
Being Antiracist (from National Museum of African American History & Culture
To create an equal society, we must commit to making unbiased choices and being antiracist in all aspects of our lives.
Race does not biologically exist, yet how we identify with race is so powerful, it influences our experiences and shapes our lives. In a society that privileges white people and whiteness, racist ideas are considered normal throughout our media, culture, social systems, and institutions. Historically, racist views justified the unfair treatment and oppression of people of color (including enslavement, segregation, internment, etc.). We can be led to believe that racism is only about individual mindsets and actions, yet racist policies also contribute to our polarization. While individual choices are damaging, racist ideas in policy have a wide-spread impact by threatening the equity of our systems and the fairness of our institutions. To create an equal society, we must commit to making unbiased choices and being antiracist in all aspects of our lives.
Being antiracist is fighting against racism. Racism takes several forms and works most often in tandem with at least one other form to reinforce racist ideas, behavior, and policy. Types of racism are: