9 Anti-Racism Resources for Kids and Families
Not being racist is a good start toward creating real equality in our country but it’s not enough anymore.
If we really want to see change, we need to learn our country’s history, acknowledge privilege, realize we all have our own implicit biases, work toward overcoming those biases and confront bias and racism — no matter how big or small — whenever we see it.
In other words, we need to be anti-racist and these resources can help you and your kids learn how to do it.
ACLU Parent Empowerment Project
Tune in on Facebook Live to listen to Black parents as they share their parenting experiences.
Alike & Different by PBS Kids
Daniel Tiger and his friends use videos, letters, activities and our kids’ natural tendency to categorize things to help kids value and appreciate the ways people are alike and the ways that they are different.
Anti-Racist Resource Guide
This document by Victoria Alexander offers a variety of resources to help understand and explain racial inequality, white supremacy, police violence and injustice. Scroll through it for organizations, protests, petitions and more.
BLM Digital Resources by the Los Angeles Public Library
Black Lives Matter curated this list of music, films and readings for all ages to “shine a light on the path to justice, equality and reform." The site is written in both English and Spanish.
Center for Racial Justice and Education
Find interviews and expert advice from experts on how to talk to kids about discrimination, violence against Black people and racial stereotypes.
Coretta Scott King Medal Winners
This list includes kids’ books that celebrate African American culture and values written by African American authors and illustrators between 1970 and the present. The 2020 winners are New Kid by Jerry Craft and The Undefeated by Kadir Nelson.
NPR Life Kit: Parenting
NPR put together its Talking Race with Young Children podcast to help parents talk about skin color, hair texture and more. Other tough parenting topics, too.
Sesame Street Town Hall on Racism
This town hall originally appeared on CNN on June 6, but you can re-watch it with your kids anytime. You can also sing along to theSesame Street song, I Love My Hair.
The Anti-Racism Project
This organization offers a list that features books, articles, films and organizations that teach about and fight against inequality. They even have an implicit bias test so you can see where your unrealized biases are.