Anti-Racism Resources for Educators

August 28, 2020

The dual pandemics of COVID-19 and systemic racism have strengthened calls for a national gut check. Recognizing the disproportional impact of the pandemic on already oppressed communities, folks from a variety of backgrounds are looking at how schools are designed and saying, “I don’t want to return to normal. Normal isn’t good enough.”

So, where do we start? For White people working in education, I think the answer is, “Somewhere. Anywhere. The thing is to start.” Learning what it means to be an anti-racist and use anti-racist approaches is among the best initial moves White folks can make when they seek to keep our systems from returning to normal. Many organizations and individuals have shared resources over the past few months. To help choose which resources to prioritize, below is a list from a variety of organizations and educators that will help bolster the necessary work of educating ourselves and taking action.

There is always more to learn, but here’s a place to start.

Anti-racism reading lists and tools

Diverse voices to amplify

Anti-racism in school systems

Teaching Anti-racism in classrooms

      Updating Curriculum

      Anti-racism and remote learning

Professional Development Tools

This blog is part of the Student-Centered Learning Research Collaborative at KnowledgeWorks.

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