I’m adding these new resources to various “Best” lists. You can find links to all of those many lists that relate to race and racism at “Best” Lists Of The Week: Resources For Teaching & Learning About Race & Racism:
These schoolteachers dressed up as ‘Mexicans’ and a MAGA wall for Halloween. It didn’t go well. is from The Washington Post. It’s very surprising on one hand, and eminently non-surprising on the other… Did they even stop to consider the message that this action might send to students? Do they not know that relationships are key to student learning and that trust is key to developing relationships? Read more about it at this NY Times article, School District Apologizes for Costumes of Mexican Stereotypes and Border Wall Prop.
Those teachers, and all of us white educators, need to explore these resources at the website of Robin DiAngelo, author of “White Fragility.” I’m adding it to New & Revised: Resources To Help Us Predominantly White Teachers To Reflect On How Race Influences Our Work. Thanks to Dr. Kim Parker for sharing it on Twitter.
The Complexity of Black Girlhood Is at the Heart of The Hate U Give is from The Atlantic. You can find previous posts on the book and movie here.
Megyn Kelly went to our high school and, no, blackface wasn’t ‘OK’ here when she was a kid is from NBC News.
The criminalization of blackness isn’t just about adults. It affects black kids too. is from Vox.
‘The racial disparities in our schools are extreme’ appeared in The Hechinger Report.
I’m adding this video to The Best Places For Students To Learn About…Their Names:
To Kill a Mockingbird’s “privileged position in the canon is muscling out some other great books—and that’s what should make us uncomfortable.” via @ncte https://t.co/MfTG7SFufM
— Ray Salazar (@WhiteRhinoRay) October 26, 2018