As our nation and local community grapples with the disturning news of recent weeks in the wake of the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis, and as we all witness the outrage and powerful emotions of protesters, the Hillview counseling staff would like to provide you some resources to promote conversation and broaden your child's perspective.
Ways for Students to take Action:
- Educate yourself on a particular movement.
- Work on your own habits and beliefs.
- Research the local presence.
- Take action in your community.
- Go to a protest or demonstration.
- Use social media.
- Volunteer your time.
Online Resources for Teens
Online Resources for Parents and Families
- Child Mind Institute: https://childmind.org/article/racism-and-violence-how-to-help-kids-handle-the-news/
- Momentous Institute: https://momentousinstitute.org/blog/talking-to-teens-about-race
- American Psychological association: https://www.apa.org/helpcenter/kids-discrimination
Online Resources for Teachers
- Teaching For Change: https://www.teachingforchange.org/
- Usable Knowledge: https://www.gse.harvard.edu/news/uk/19/04/talking-race-and-ethnicity
- Tolerance.org: https://www.tolerance.org/Race & Ethnicity
- The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson
- A Spectacular Secret: Lynching in American Life and Literature by Jacqueline Goldsby
- The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander
- So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo
- Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah
- How To Be An Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi
- White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo
- Biased by Dr. Jennifer Eberhardt
- Wilmington’s Lie: The Murderous Coup of 1898 and the Rise of White Supremacy by David Zucchino
- Raising White Kids: Bringing Up Children In A Racially Unjust America by Jennifer Harvey
- Waking Up White by Debby Irving
- Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine
- Brutal Imagination by Cornelius Eady
- Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Beginning by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi