I wrote “Some Myths about Race that Every Educator Needs to Unlearn” as an updated chapter in RACE: Are We So Different?, which is a peer-reviewed companion volume to the American Anthropological Association’s museum exhibition and interactive website of the same title. Definitely check out this foundational material about race.
This is a #Schooltalking Conversation Starter I wrote, building on information about my own family as well as U.S. history. Folks have found it particularly useful for sparking discussions of immigration and race, specifically white privilege.
With The New Press’ permission, much of the intro to Schooltalk was released as a “conversation starter” by Teaching Tolerance Magazine, in 2017.
Feel free to share it, to see if the longer book can be of use in your school community.
“Words Matter: The Repercussions of What We Say – And Don’t Say – About Students” (NEA Today) is a short article on Schooltalk that can also help your school community consider its use.
This is a short history of race-class inequality that includes personal details from my own family. I’ve seen it used successfully in professional development to get people thinking about race-class disparity — including in their own families.
This is a brief, accessible history of race categories and a “digest” of race/racism history. People have found it a really useful conversation-starter to ground a group of people in race’s history before starting work on race today.
I wrote this “conversation starter” in June 2020 to help invite more people into antiracist learning/planning in schools and districts. It specifically (but not exclusively) addresses white people newer to the work.