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.