Talking about Race

Here are some resources to help us all learn more about race and how to be anti-racist.  We will continue to add to this list as information is available.  Community perspectives are invited as we learn together.  Email miparentedge@gmail.com to share resources you have found helpful.

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MI PARENT EDGE WEBINAR RECORDINGS

What I Meant and What I Said: Understanding Cross Cultural Communication with Rosetta Lee – October 2020
Webinar Recording
Cross Cultural Communication Hotsheet
Presentation Slides

Navigating Microaggressions with Rosetta Lee – October 2020
Webinar Recording
Navigating Microaggressions Hotsheet
Presentation Slides


LOCAL MUSEUMS & RESOURCES

Northwest African American Museum   

Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience  

Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center   

Holocaust Center for Humanity  


RESOURCES

What do White Children Need to Know About Race? – Ali Michaels

Talking to your Kids about Racism – Unicef

Resources on Anti-Racism – ParentMap

How We Can Do Better in the Aftermath of Hate – Cultures of Dignity

Resources to talk about hate with young people (Source: Culture of Dignity):

Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man – Emmanuel Acho

Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Boy – (Young Readers Edition) Emmanuel Acho

White Privilege and Racism – The Responsible Consumer

When are kids old enough to talk about racism? – Greater Good Science Center

Resources for talking about Race, Racism, and Racialized Violence with Kids – Center for Racial Justice in Education

Teaching about Race, Racism and Police Violence – Teaching Tolerance

Talking to children after racial incidents – University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education

How white parents can talk to their kids about race – NPR

How to talk to your kids about white privilege – Red Tricycle

How Adults Communicate Bias to Children – Greater Good Science Center
A new study suggests preschoolers can “catch” prejudice from grown-ups through nonverbal behavior—and it hints at solutions.

Five Ways to Reduce Racial Bias in Your Children – Greater Good Science Center
How do we combat racial prejudice? New research reveals how parents influence the formation of bias in children.

Rubbing Off – Greater Good Science Center Allison Briscoe-Smith explains how kids learn about race—and how their parents can help them make sense of difference.

How Adults Can Support the Mental Health of Black Children – Psychologist Riana Elyse Anderson explains how families can communicate about race and cope with racial stress and trauma.

How to Raise Kids Who Are More Tolerant Than You – Greater Good Science Center How can we avoid feeding hate and distrust in our children?

Anti-Racism Resources – Challenge Success

Racism and Violence: How to help kids handle the news – Child Mind Institute (Facebook Live event)

Racism and Violence:  How to help Kids Handle the News – Child Mind Institue

Dear white people, please read ‘White Fragility’ – Washington Post

Resources on Anti-Racism – Parent Map

Daily Actions – Seattle Indivisible
View daily actions you can take to enact change in our city and state.  – includes phone scripts for calling your representatives, links and more

Doing the work: Mercer Island Anti-Racism Resources & Support – provided by MyMercerIsland.com

Anti-Racist Resources – Greater Good Science Center


WATCH & LISTEN

Talking to your Kids about Race – Greater Good Science Center, UC Berkeley

When are Kids Old Enough to Talk about Race – Greater Good Science Center, UC Berkeley

Perpetual Foreigner Webinar Series (2021) – presented by the Education Coalition for Asian American Representation (ECAAR), a Mercer Island High School club that was formed with the goal of educating the public on Asian American history.

PBS Kids Talk About: Race and Racism – video explains race, racism and anti-racism activism in an age-appropriate way.

What Does Being An Ally Look Like? – Cultures of Dignity, Shanterra McBride and Rosalind Wiseman

What Does Being an Ally Look Like? Part 2 – Cultures of Dignity, Shanterra McBride and Rosalind Wiseman

How to talk to Kids about Race and Racism – Virtual Town Hall presented by Seattle Girls’ School featuring Rosetta Lee

How to Confront your Implicit Bias – Katie Couric interviews Dr. Jennifer L Eberhardt, author of the book “Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice that Shapes What We See, Think, and Do”

White Fragility – Discussion with Dr, Robin DiAngelo, author of “White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk about Racism” Presented by Seattle Channel Live.

Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man – A conversation with Emmanuel Acho about race that many white people have never been able to have.

Racism and Violence: How to help kids handle the news – Child Mind Institute (Facebook Live event)

Helping Kids Process Violence, Trauma, and Race in a World of Nonstop News – Common Sense Media

Talking to Kids about Racism – Dr. Kira Banks

Colorblind doesn’t cut it. Be brave and talk to your kids about race.  – Jasen Frelot on KUOW radio. January 2017


BOOKS

Children’s Books for learning about Race/Racism – KCLS

Children’s Book – Not My Idea: A Book about Whiteness – Anastasia Higginbotham

So You Want to Talk about Race Ijeoma Oluo

How to be an Anti-Racist – Ibram X Kendi

White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk about Racism –  Dr. Robin DiAngelo  *View video ofDr. DiAngelo’s presentation on White Fragility in Seattle.

Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice that Shapes What We See, Think, and Do – Jennifer L. Eberhardt PhD


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