Family Resources

Discussing Race and Racism

Here are some resources to use when talking with your child(ren) about race and racism. 

National Geographic Talking to Kids About Race

Race Forward 10 Ways to Start a Conversation About Race

Zero to Three

Racism and Violence: Using Your Power as a Parent to Support Children Aged Two to Five

Anti-Defamation League

Table Talk: Family Conversations about Current Events 

Smithsonian: National Museum of African American History and Culture

History and Culture Releases "Talking About Race" Web Portal 

Talking About Race 

Teaching Tolerance

Teaching Tolerance - Beyond the Golden Rule: A Parent’s Guide to Preventing and Responding to Prejudice


Additional Resources:


Books for parents teaching young children:

Coretta Scott King Book Award Winners: books for children and young adults


Books to for teenagers and adults to read:

Black Feminist Thought by Patricia Hill Collins

Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You by Jason Reynolds & Ibram X. Kendi

Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower by Dr. Brittney Cooper

Heavy: An American Memoir by Kiese Laymon

How To Be An Antiracist by Dr. Ibram X. Kendi

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson

Me and White Supremacy by Layla F. Saad

Raising Our Hands by Jenna Arnold

Redefining Realness by Janet Mock

Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde

So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo

The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison

The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander

The Next American Revolution: Sustainable Activism for the Twenty-First Century by Grace Lee Boggs

The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson

Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color by Cherríe Moraga

When Affirmative Action Was White: An Untold History of Racial Inequality in Twentieth-Century America by Ira Katznelson

White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo, PhD

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