The killing of Tyre Nichols (who grew up here in Sacramento) by five Memphis police officers, and the video release today, is sure to prompt trauma, interest and concern among many of our students.
I know it will at our school, which is just one mile from where Stephon Clark was killed by police in 2018.
I’ve published many resources over the years to assist teachers and students in the wakes of specific police killings, and thought I would highlight a few specific ones.
Here are some that might be helpful now:
DISCUSSING RACE, RACISM AND POLICE VIOLENCE is from Learning For Justice.
Teaching in the Wake of Police Violence is from Learning For Justice.
Teaching about race, racism and police violence: Resources for educators and parents is from The Washington Post.
Preparing to Discuss Race and Police Violence in the Classroom is from The D.C. Public Schools.
16 Resources on Talking to Students About Police Killings and Racism is from Ed Week.