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:
Some conservatives have been attacking Critical Race Theory AND The 1619 Project. Here are some good commentaries on what’s going on:
EXPLAINED: The Truth About Critical Race Theory and How It Shows Up in Your Child’s Classroom is from The Education Post.
This is absolutely correct. Journalists have been using CRT and 1619 Project interchangeably. I think CRT is valid and important but we need to stop letting bad-faith actors write the narratives for reporting. It’s called reporting for a reason. https://t.co/KkdHz80fuQ
— Ida Bae Wells (@nhannahjones) May 7, 2021
“I don’t know how you teach about 1865 without acknowledging that 1619 was an important year.”@nhannahjones on Mitch McConnell saying 1619 is not an important day in history. #TheReidOut pic.twitter.com/BdPSDcqvsp
— The ReidOut (@thereidout) May 4, 2021
The problem with the way too many people on here who think/ write about race is that it’s not based on any significant study of racial history, sociology or economics, but merely comes from the authority of how they’ve experienced race. It’s a confidence based on ignorance.
— Ida Bae Wells (@nhannahjones) April 28, 2021
Where Did BIPOC Come From? is from The NY Times.
I’m adding the next four resources to New & Revised: A Collection Of Advice On Talking To Students About Race & Racism:
Adam Toledo, as you probably know, was a thirteen year old who was shot by a Chicago police officer even though he had his hands-up. Here are two articles about how Chicago teachers have engaged with his death, and there are lessons useful for all educators:
Leading For Adam is from The Leadership Academy.
Coming Together: Talking to Children About Race and Identity is from Sesame Street.
Confronting Inequity / When Racial Discussions Go Wrong is by Matthew R. Kay.