External Social Justice Resources

The following list of discussion guides, books, podcasts and other resources have been curated by members of NASP Leaders and Staff to help school psychologists, educators, parents, and students engage in learning, self-reflection, and meaningful discussion around the United States’ long history of racism, inequity, and social injustice against Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC). These resources are not intended to be all-inclusive but rather offer a variety of starting points and pathways for understanding our systemic and cultural problems and what we all can do as individuals, school systems, and communities to fix them.

Teaching Guides

National Museum of African American History and Culture https://nmaahc.si.edu/learn/talking-about-race/audiences/educator

Teaching Tolerance Classroom Resources

https://www.tolerance.org/classroom-resources

Teaching Tolerance Difficult Conversations http://www.tolerance.org/sites/default/files/general/TT Difficult Conversations web.pdf

Chicago Public Schools “Say Their Names” Toolkit https://docs.google.com/document/d/1eNpj8hR7q_XZljgcC8XM5oZVUA72_h51HmNH0FCLO14/edit

Addressing Race and Trauma in the Classroom: A Resource for Educators

https://www.schoolcounselor.org/asca/media/PDFs/FINAL-Race-and-Trauma-in-the-Classroom-Factsheet.pdf

Parent Resources

Beyond the Golden Rule: A Parent’s Guide to Preventing and Responding to Justice

https://www.tolerance.org/sites/default/files/general/beyond_golden_rule.pdf

We Need More White Parents to Talk to Their Kids About Race. Especially Now.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/2020/05/22/we-need-more-white-parents-talk-their-kids-about-race-especially-now/

APA’s RESilience Initiative

https://www.apa.org/res/

Parent/Caregiver-Friendly Tools for Addressing Race, Racism and Resistance

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/19stkfpbWx3a90v-rDwcZtn0__50umH199CI3ZUPuJ8w/edit?usp=sharing

Resources for Elementary School Age

Children Are Not Colorblind: How Young Children Learn Race
https://www.academia.edu/3094721/Children_Are_Not_Colorblind_How_Young_Children_Learn_Race

How to talk to kids about race and racism, according to experts
http://www.parenttoolkit.com/social-and-emotional-development/advice/social-awareness/how-to-talk-to-kids-about-race-and-racism

Teaching Young Children About Race

https://www.teachingforchange.org/teaching-about-race

Resources for Middle School Age

Supporting Kids of Color in The Wake of Racialized Violence: Part One
https://www.embracerace.org/resources/supporting-kids-of-color-in-the-wake-of-racialized-violenc-part-one

8 Tips for Talking to Your Child About Racial Injustice
https://www.embracerace.org/resources/young-kids-racial-injustice

Teaching About Race, Racism and Police Violence
https://www.tolerance.org/moment/racism-and-police-violence

Don’t Say Nothing

https://www.tolerance.org/magazine/fall-2016/dont-say-nothing

Discussion Guides

Center for Racial Justice in Education

https://centerracialjustice.org/resources/resources-for-talking-about-race-racism-and-racialized-violence-with-kids/

National Museum of African American History and Culture Talking to Children About Race https://nmaahc.si.edu/learn/talking-about-race/audiences/parent-caregiver

American Psychological Association https://www.apa.org/helpcenter/kids-discrimination

Healthy Children, Talking to Children About Racial Bias https://www.healthychildren.org/English/healthy-living/emotional-wellness/Building-Resilience/Pages/Talking-to-Children-About-Racial-Bias.aspx

Talking to Children After Racial Incidents
https://www.gse.upenn.edu/news/talking-children-after-racial-incidents

Children’s Book Lists

https://coloursofus.com/37-childrens-books-to-help-talk-about-racism-discrimination/?fbclid=IwAR3QDWZLm-h0U5IKPx_GsMPZUVGD5PoGu8FxwTa6BCSpce5PzV6DIqnlaJ8

https://www.embracerace.org/resources/26-childrens-books-to-support-conversations-on-race-racism-resistance

https://www.commonsensemedia.org/lists/books-with-characters-of-color

Readings for Older Students and Adults

Unequal City: Race, Schools and Perceptions of Injustice by Carla Shedd (NASP national book read)

“White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack,” by Peggy McIntosh

“Waking Up White” by Debby Irving

White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo

How to be an Anti-Racist by Ibram X. Kendi

Why are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria by Beverly Daniel Tatum

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

We Want to Do More Than Survive: Abolitionist Teaching and the Pursuit of Educational Freedom by Bettina Love

Podcasts and News Media

New York Times Podcast “1619” https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/23/podcasts/1619-podcast.html

YouTube Stand Against Racism Content https://www.youtube.com/user/YouTube

Child Mind Institute, Race and Violence: How to Help Kids Handle the News https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ob-togu12HU

Life and Privilege Explained in a $100 Race https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4K5fbQ1-zps

NPR: Code Switch https://www.npr.org/sections/codeswitch/

NPR: Talking Race with Young children: https://www.npr.org/2019/04/24/716700866/talking-race-with-young-children

The Atlantic: What Anti-Racist Teachers Do Differently: https://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2020/06/how-be-anti-racist-teacher/613138/

Netflix: When They See Us - https://www.netflix.com/title/80200549

Netflix: 13th  https://www.netflix.com/title/80091741

Booklists and Other Curated Resource Lists

APA Racism, Bias, and Discrimination Resources: https://www.apa.org/topics/racism-bias-discrimination

Sage Publishing: Research-Based Resources to Help You Teach, Talk, and Learn About Structural Racism: https://group.sagepub.com/blog/we-cant-just-go-back-to-normal-research-based-resources-to-help-you-teach-talk-and-learn-about-structural-racism

Harvard University: Racial Justice, Racial Equity, and Anti-Racism Reading List: https://www.hks.harvard.edu/faculty-research/library-knowledge-services/collections/diversity-inclusion-belonging/anti-racist