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New & Revised: The Best Resources I’ve Used In Lessons About Race & Racism

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I have a huge A Collection Of Useful Posts, Articles & Videos On Race & Racism – Help Me Find More list, which also includes many “sub” Best lists.  It’s also pretty unwieldy for readers/users.

Many of the resources on that list are there using Storify, a tool that will be going off-line soon.  So, I’m using that change as an opportunity to cull and re-organized those links over the next few months into a series of “New & Revised” Best lists.

In some cases, the lists are artificial divisions, and many of the resources in one can be applied to the other.  But I just thought dividing them in this way would make them more useful to readers and to me.

Here are the ones I’ve revised and updated so far:

New & Revised: Resources To Help Us Predominantly White Teachers To Reflect On How Race Influences Our Work

New & Revised: A Collection Of Advice On Talking To Students About Race & Racism

New & Revised: The Best Resources For Understanding Why We Need More Teachers Of Color

The Best Resources For Teaching About Confederate Monuments

The Best Resources For Examining “Privilege”

The Best Resources For Teaching & Learning About The National Anthem Protests

The Best Explanations For Why You Shouldn’t Say “All Lives Matter”

A Beginning List Of The Best Resources For Fighting Islamophobia In Schools

The Best Videos Explaining “Intersectionality”

The Best Resources About “Culturally Responsive Teaching” & “Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy” – Please Share More!

The Best Resources For Learning About The “Little Rock 9”

The Best Resources On The Smithsonian’s African-American Museum

The Best Teaching & Learning Resources About Harriet Tubman

The Best Sites For Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

The Best Resources On Japanese Internment In World War II

The Best Resources For Hispanic Heritage Month

The Best Sites For International Day Of The World’s Indigenous People

The Best Sites For Learning About Cesar Chavez

Best Resources For Teaching About Rosa Parks & 60th Anniversary Of The Montgomery Bus Boycott

The Best Websites For Learning About Martin Luther King

The Best Resources To Remember Dr. Martin Luther King’s Death (& Life)

The Best Sites For Learning About The Martin Luther King Memorial

The Best Sites To Teach About African-American History

The Best Sites To Learn About The Greensboro Sit-Ins (It’s The Fiftieth Anniversary)

The Best Places To Learn About President Obama’s Life

The Best Resources For Learning About The “Freedom Riders”

The Best Resources About The March On Washington

The Best Commentaries On The 60th Anniversary Of Brown vs. Board Of Education

The Best Resources For Teaching About Selma

The Best Resources For Learning About School Desegregation (& Segregation) – Help Me Find More

The Best Posts & Articles On The Textbook That Calls Slaves “Workers”

The Best Resources On Why Improving Education Is Not THE Answer To Poverty & Inequality

The Best Social Media-Created “Syllabuses” About Current Events

The Best Resources For Learning What Caused The Civil War

The Best Resources On “The Danger Of A Single Story”

The Best Resources For Learning About The Code Talkers

The Best Resources For Learning About Restorative Practices – Help Me Find More

The Best Resources For Learning About Juneteenth

New & Revised: The Best Resources For Learning About The Ethnic & Racial Make-Up Of The U.S. Student Population

The Best Resources For Lessons On Trayvon Martin

The Best Posts, Articles & Lesson Plans On The Jordan Davis Tragedy & Verdict: Our “Classrooms Are Full Of Him”

Resources For Learning About #Charlottesville

The Best Resources For Learning & Teaching About Malcolm X

The Best Resources For Teaching About The Black Panther Movie:

The Raw Videos That Have Sparked Outrage Over Police Treatment of Blacks is from The NY Times.

I’m still working on some other related “Best” lists.

In addition to the resources in those recently revised lists, here are a few more of the materials from the huge list I mentioned at the beginning of this post.  These are ones that I have used in lessons over the years:

The Value of Diversity is the topic of one of my NY Times interactives.

I’ve used these two videos in class:

 

Here are some resources useful for lessons on reparations:

You may have already heard about, or read, Ta-Nehisi Coates’ article in The Atlantic titled “The Case for Reparations.”

It’s an amazing article, and Bill Moyers just aired an interview with him about it, which I’ve embedded below:

You might also find The New Republic’s piece, Get Ready for a National Debate About Slavery Reparations, useful.

Also, this: How To Tell Who Hasn’t Read The New ‘Atlantic’ Cover Story, from NPR.

Slavery reparations are workable and affordable is from Vox.

Six times victims have received reparations — including four in the US is from Vox.

Why white folks shouldn’t fear reparations is from The Week.

Are Reparations Due to African-Americans? is from The New York Times.

 

Here are some materials on team mascots/names and racism:

A Super-Simple, Step-by-Step Guide to Determine if Your Team Mascot Is Offensive is from The New York Times.

The Future of Native American Imagery in Sports is from The Atlantic.

What’s in a Mascot? is from Teaching Tolerance.

Cleveland Indians Remove Offensive Logo From Uniforms

Looking Beyond Chief Wahoo is from The Atlantic.

 

On use of the “n word”:

The N-Word is an impressive interactive from The Washington Post.

Politics and the African-American Human Language appeared in The Atlantic.

Who Can Use The N-Word? That’s The Wrong Question is from NPR.

 

Useful Imagery:

 

Race & Media:

 

Examining Our Own Attitudes On Race

Project Implicit

Author: Larry Ferlazzo

I'm a high school teacher in Sacramento, CA.

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