EMBRACE TOOLKIT

Resources for parents, educators, and children to expand your awareness and understanding of race relations and minority experiences.

 

PARENTS

VIDEOS

How to Deconstruct Racism (16:50)

The Doll Test (9:12)

White Bred (5:38)

What Does the Term “Microaggressions” Mean to You? (5:30)

How Studying Privilege Systems Can Strengthen Compassion (18:26)

We Need to Talk about an Injustice (19:30)

Robin DiAngelo on White Fragility (1:23:30)

The Myth of Race, Debunked in 3 minutes (3:00)

Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man (9:27)

Heather C. McGee’s “Racism Has a Cost for Everyone” (14:13)

Melody Hobson TED Talk on Color Blindness (14:33)

Racism is Real (3:00)

A Look at Race Through a Child’s Eyes (9:30)

What I am Learning from My White Grandchildren (18:56)

Systemic Racism: Infant Mortality (1:03)

FILMS

Selma

Selma

Movie

Just Mercy

Just Mercy

Movie

The Hate U Give

The Hate U Give

Movie

Harriet

Harriet

Movie

Fruitvale Station

Fruitvale Station

Movie

Do The Right Thing

Do The Right Thing

Movie

13th

13th

Documentary

PODCASTS

1619

About Race

Unlocking Us - Brene with Ibram X. Kendi on How to Be an Antiracist

Motherhood in Black and White

Seeing White

ARTICLES

What is White Privilege, Really?

Growing Up Black in America

Who Gets to Be Afraid in America

Explaining White Privilege to a Broke White Person

White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack

Racism Defined

Understanding the Racial Wealth Gap

Black Unemployment Rates

The End of the Postracial Myth

BOOKS

How to be Anti-Racist

How to be Anti-Racist

Ibram X. Kendi

Caste

Caste

Isabel Wilkerson

Between The World And Me

Between The World And Me

Ta-Nehisi Coates

Citizen

Citizen

Claudia Rankine

Real American: A Memoir

Real American: A Memoir

Julie Lythcott-Haims

Americanah

Americanah

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

The Vanishing Half

The Vanishing Half

Brit Bennett

Long Way Down

Long Way Down

Jason Reynolds

PErsonal reflection

Take the Anti-Bias Self-Assessment 

 

Checklist for Allies

Review the Becoming Anti-Racist Spectrum. Where are you on this journey?

Ask Yourself: 

  1. What does that term “microaggressions” mean to you? Reflecting on your experiences with BIPOC, reflect about a time that you may have asserted a micro-aggressive statement.  What can you do, going forward, to minimize these statements? What specifically are you challenging yourself to be aware of?

  2. Have you ever experienced discrimination? How has the experience impacted your life and your thoughts on racial equity?

  3. Do you have BIPOC in your close circle of friends? Why or why not? How does that make you feel?

  4. What do you think your role is in addressing systemic racism? List 5 specific things you can do this year to address inequalities that you see around you.

  5. Think about your dolls/toys and those of your children. Did they represent diversity? Why or why not?

 

EDUCATORS

Why James Baldwin’s “A Talk to Teachers” Remains Relevant 54 Years Later (10:39)

Why James Baldwin’s “A Talk to Teachers” Remains Relevant 54 Years Later (10:39)

Podcast

Black Minds Matter: Interrupting School Practices that Disregard the Mental Health of Black Youth

Black Minds Matter: Interrupting School Practices that Disregard the Mental Health of Black Youth

Article

Teaching 6-Year Olds About Privilege and Power

Teaching 6-Year Olds About Privilege and Power

Article

Why Teaching Black Lives Matter Matters

Why Teaching Black Lives Matter Matters

Article

How to Be an Anti-Racist Educator

How to Be an Anti-Racist Educator

Article

How Do You Teach Antiracism to the Youngest Students?

How Do You Teach Antiracism to the Youngest Students?

Article

James Baldwin’s “A Talk to Teachers”

James Baldwin’s “A Talk to Teachers”

Article

“Antiracist Education: From Theory to Practice” by Julie Kailin

“Antiracist Education: From Theory to Practice” by Julie Kailin

Book

“Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?: And Other Conversations about Race”

“Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?: And Other Conversations about Race”

Book

“Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools” by Monique Morris

“Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools” by Monique Morris

Book

“Promoting Racial Literacy in Schools: Differences That Make a Difference” by Howard C. Stevenson

“Promoting Racial Literacy in Schools: Differences That Make a Difference” by Howard C. Stevenson

Book

“Teaching to Transgress: Education as the Practice of Freedom” by Bell Hooks

“Teaching to Transgress: Education as the Practice of Freedom” by Bell Hooks

Book

Multiracial Children’s Book Guide

Multiracial Children’s Book Guide

Resource

NIU’s Bias-Free Language

NIU’s Bias-Free Language

Resource

 

CHILDREN

BOOKS

“Hi, Cat!” by Ezra Jack Keats

“Hi, Cat!” by Ezra Jack Keats

Ages 0-3

“A Letter to Amy” by Ezra Jack Keats

“A Letter to Amy” by Ezra Jack Keats

Ages 0-3

“Whistle for Willie” by Ezra Jack Keats

“Whistle for Willie” by Ezra Jack Keats

Ages 0-3

“The Snowy Day” by Ezra Jack Keats

“The Snowy Day” by Ezra Jack Keats

Ages 0-3

“Hair Love” by Matthew A. Cherry

“Hair Love” by Matthew A. Cherry

Ages 3-5

“Saturday” by Oge Mora

“Saturday” by Oge Mora

Ages 3-5

“The Youngest Marcher” by Cynthia Levinson

“The Youngest Marcher” by Cynthia Levinson

Ages 5-8

“Let’s Talk About Race” by Julius Lester

“Let’s Talk About Race” by Julius Lester

Ages 5-8

“Resist: 35 Profiles of Ordinary People Who Rose Up Against Tyranny and Injustice” by Veronica Chamb

“Resist: 35 Profiles of Ordinary People Who Rose Up Against Tyranny and Injustice” by Veronica Chamb

Ages 9-12

“The Day You Begin” by Jacqueline Woodson

“The Day You Begin” by Jacqueline Woodson

Ages 3-5

“Something Happened in Our Town: A Child’s Story About Racial Injustice” by Marianne Celano, Mariett

“Something Happened in Our Town: A Child’s Story About Racial Injustice” by Marianne Celano, Mariett

Ages 3-5

“The Crayon Box That Talked” by Shane Derolf

“The Crayon Box That Talked” by Shane Derolf

Ages 3-5

“Each Kindness” by Jacqueline Woodson

“Each Kindness” by Jacqueline Woodson

Ages 5-8

“Not My Idea: A Book About Whiteness” by Anastasia Higginbotham

“Not My Idea: A Book About Whiteness” by Anastasia Higginbotham

Ages 9-12

FILMS

The Princess and The Frog

The Princess and The Frog

Black Panther

Black Panther

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

A Wrinkle In Time

A Wrinkle In Time

Akeelah and The Bee

Akeelah and The Bee

Hidden Figures

Hidden Figures

Remember the Titans

Remember the Titans