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Anti-Racism Resources for Families

The path to anti-racism is a long journey, but it is not impossible. It involves unlearning many things we thought we knew and deep personal exploration. Many times, we are unclear about how to approach anti-racism work with children, but it is important to help children process the world and the people around them. Studies show that children as young as three years old are making inferences about people based on their race (Aboud, 2008; Hirschfeld, 2008; Katz, 2003; Patterson & Bigler, 2006).

Listed below are age-appropriate resources to help you and your children go on this journey together.

Elementary Resources 

BOOKS:

Grades Kindergarten - 2

 Grades 3-5

TV SHOWS & MOVIES:

  • Bino & Fino (Amazon Prime)
  • Dancing in The Light: The Janet Collins Story (Rent)
  • Akeela and The Bee (Hulu)
  • Queen Of Katwe, 2016 (Disney+)

VIDEO CLIPS:

ARTICLES (for parents):

Secondary Resources

BOOKS:

FILMS & TV SHOWS:

  • Black-ish (Hulu)
  • Mixed-ish (Hulu)
  • Dear White People (Netflix)
  • When They See Us (Netflix)
  • Fruitvale Station (Rent)
  • The Hate U Give (Rent)
  • Just Mercy (Amazon Prime)
  • Blackkklansman (Hulu)
  • 13th (Netflix)
  • If Beale Street Could Talk (Hulu)
  • Selma (Amazon Prime/YouTube)
  • The Central Park Five (Amazon Prime)

VIDEO CLIPS:

PEOPLE TO FOLLOW ON SOCIAL MEDIA: 

  • Rachel Cargle, a writer and lecturer who explores the intersection between race and womanhood
  • Ibram X. Kendi, the author of How To Be An Antiracist and Director of the Antiracism Center
  • Nikkolas Smith, the artist behind portraits of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and others
  • Charlene Carruthers, founder of the Black Youth Project 100
  • Brittany Packnett Cunningham, co-founder of Campaign Zero, a policy platform to end police violence, and a host of Pod Save The People
  • Ebony Janice, a womanist scholar, author, and activist doing community-organizing work, most specifically around black women’s body ownership as a justice issue
  • Ally Henny, a Christian commentator on race
  • Ethel’s Club, an online social and wellness club dedicated to celebrating people of color
  • The Conscious Kid, an educational nonprofit that creates Parenting and Education Resources through a Critical Race Lens

ARTICLES:


ABOUT THE AUTHOR

The Department of Organizational Strategy, Initiatives, and Culture (OSIC) was established in 2017 to oversee YES Prep functions which speaks to organizational development and cultural foundation of YES.