Protests and Resources for Talking to Students

As all of us continue to work our way though this difficult and painful time, it’s hard  to know where to start conversations, or how to continue, with students on the events in the news, racism, privilege, oppression, and protesting.  DPI recently shared a few resources from the many that are available. DPI does not endorse any one resource or organization, however, these are shared  to provide examples and ideas of what you might consider as you engage in the work.

Photo courtesy of Teaching Tolerance

National Museum of African American History and Culture
“Talking About Race” Web Portal

Portal Helps People Explore Issues Of Race, Racism And Racial Identity. The online portal provides digital tools, online exercises, video instructions, scholarly articles and more than 100 multi-media resources tailored for educators, parents and caregivers—and individuals committed to racial equality. 

Teaching Tolerance Resources to Talk About Race

      Myriad resources including:

  • Let’s Talk! Discussing Race, Racism and Other Difficult Topics With Students – Use the strategies in this resource as you prepare to talk with students about the historical roots and contemporary manifestations of racial inequality and discrimination.
  • Teaching About Race, Racism and Police Violence – These resources can help spur discussions about implicit bias and systemic racism, and empower students to work toward a more just society.
  • Featured Race & Ethnicity Resources
    Includes teaching about race, racism, police violence and Black Lives Matter  

Anti-Defamation League (ADL) Resources
Including:

King County Library System
King County Library System – Books for Talking to Kids About Race and Racism