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Books As Bridges: Using Children’s Books to Talk About Race

Posted by on May 5, 2016 in For Educators, Race & Culture, XYZ Feature | Comments Off on Books As Bridges: Using Children’s Books to Talk About Race

Books As Bridges: Using Children’s Books to Talk About Race

On April 30, I presented my workshop, “Books As Bridges: Using Children’s Books to Talk About Race,” for the Massachusetts School Library Association conference in Amherst. Here is the title and resource list I’ve developed for the workshop. Many of the titles are older ones that I’ve used for years; they are intended as prototypes so that librarians, teachers and parents can apply these categories to other, more recent titles as well.       BOOKS AS BRIDGES Using Children’s Books to Talk About Race: A Bibliography developed by Krista Aronson and...

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Must Read

Posted by on Jul 28, 2015 in Changing White Mind | 1 comment

Must Read

From sociologist Joe Feagin, interviewed in the New York Times, “American Racism in the ‘White Frame'”: “To understand well the realities of American racism, one must adopt an analytical perspective focused on the what, why and who of the systemic white racism that is central and foundational to this society … “Prejudice is much less than half the story. Because prejudice is only one part of the larger white racial frame that is central to rationalizing and maintaining systemic racism, one can be less racially prejudiced and still operate out of many other...

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International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

Posted by on Mar 21, 2012 in Changing White Mind, For Educators, Race & Culture | 1 comment

International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

“Racism continues to cause suffering for millions of people around the world…. I look to all people to join the United Nations in our drive to eliminate racism. We must, individually and collectively, stamp out racism, stigma and prejudice.” U.N. General Secretary Ban Ki-moon Today is the United Nation’s declared International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. “The theme for this year’s event is ‘Racism and Conflict,’ highlighting the fact that racism and discrimination often are at the root of deadly conflict.” It might...

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How to Talk About Race: Expert #3

Posted by on Sep 11, 2011 in Changing White Mind, For Educators, Race & Culture | 5 comments

How to Talk About Race: Expert #3

If you believe – and want to keep believing – that children “don’t see race,” don’t read this book. The First R: How Children Learn Race and Racism, by Debra Van Ausdale and Joe R. Feagin, is a fearless, sometimes searing look at how young children not only see race, but are processing in many complex layers the experience of growing up in a society defined by race. Van Ausdale spent nearly a year in a “racially and ethnically diverse day care center” where she “gathered experiential data of how preschool children use racial-ethnic...

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How to Talk About Race: Expert #2

Posted by on Sep 8, 2011 in Changing White Mind, Diverse & Global Books, For Educators, Race & Culture | Comments Off on How to Talk About Race: Expert #2

How to Talk About Race: Expert #2

Louise Derman-Sparks, author of the seminal Anti-Bias Curriculum: Tools for Empowering Young Children (1989), has co-authored a more recent book, “What If All the Kids Are White?” Anti-Bias Multicultural Education with Young Children and Families (2003). This title, written with Patricia Ramsey, is packed with both conceptual and concrete guidance for doing anti-bias work in all- or mostly-white settings. The title question, the authors explain, “has been one of the most frequently asked questions in our workshops … over the past 2 decades. Almost always posed by...

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