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Conversations with children about race, racism, and anti-racism often present adults with questions about how to approach the topics. This Research Guide, inspired by the collaboration between Ms. Wills and Sound Beat: Access Audio, is designed to help adults become better prepared to facilitate these conversations.
The Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) Library was established in 1971 as an extension of the Department of African American Studies (AAS). It was developed by students, faculty and administrators to reflect AAS curriculum while illuminating the culture and life of Black people often excluded or limited in treatment within tradition academic libraries including Syracuse University.
EmbraceRace was founded in early 2016 by two parents to create a community and gather the resources needed to meet the challenges faced by those raising children in a world where race matters. It offers a wide array of webinars, articles, and action guides to inform parents, educators, and caregivers.
Founded by the Southern Poverty Law Center 1991, Learning for Justice (formerly Teaching Tolerance) provides free resources to educators—teachers, administrators, counselors and other practitioners—who work with children from kindergarten through high school to supplement the curriculum, to inform their practices, and to create inclusive school communities where children and youth are respected, valued and welcome participants.
Guide with strategies for facilitating difficult conversations about race and racism that can also be used to build competency when discussing other types of discrimination, such as gender bias, ableism, and religious or anti-LGBT persecution.
I wish to thank Karen Wallace of Drake University Law Library, Elizabeth Brown of Central Washington University, Erica Hogan of Duquesne University, and Adam Johnson at Valencia College for their assistance in putting this Research Guide together.