An excerpt from Everday Antiracism: Getting Real About Race in School.
A podcast done with Ethical Schools where I speak about USvsHate and Schooltalk.
Episode description: “We speak with Mica Pollock about US vs Hate and Schooltalk. Student anti-racism messaging in any medium can catalyze youth activism. Comments embedded in teachers’ everyday communication can impact students’ lifetime trajectories.”
to help folks apply texts to make change where we work: the Antiracist Equity Action Planner.
to get folks going beyond reading only, to repairing opportunity systems and the treatment of children in schools: https://bit.ly/WhileYouRead
Thoughts from middle and high school youth on youth-friendly segments of Everyday Antiracism are here.
These lessons for K12 students can also be used in community colleges and with adults. I curated these for #USvsHate, so they are designed to counteract explicit bigotry while being an onramp to much deeper work on each “ism” in schools. I’m working right now to add youth-facing lessons based on Schooltalk and Everyday Antiracism, drawing attention to opportunity-oriented racism and inequality in schools:
- Lessons for Building an Inclusive School Community (from #USvsHate)
- These lessons help build inclusive relationships, start to challenge stereotypes, and explore overarching issues of empathy, bias, bullying, and ally behavior. Start here if the people in your group don’t know each other well.
- Lessons on Specific Forms of Hate, Bias, and Inequality (from #USvsHate)
- These lessons build a stronger foundation to explore and refuse specific forms of hate, bias, and inequality needing attention in specific communities and the nation.
These “concepts” help teachers prep for antiracist and pro-equity teaching overall.