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Black History Month: Teaching the Complete History. Ending Curriculum Violence. Abolitionist Teaching in Action: Q&A with Bettina L. Love. 14 Antiracist Books for Kids and Teens Recommended by BIPOC. What Is BIPOC and Why You Should Use It. Language is always evolving.

What Is BIPOC and Why You Should Use It

We are constantly creating, adding and subtracting words from our vocabulary. This is not only relevant to slang words but also, and especially so, for inclusive language. “BIPOC” stands for Black, indigenous, people of color. The term is very slowly entering the mainstream but is already well known by many in activist circles. The term that you’re more likely to be familiar with is “people of color,” which originally evolved from “colored people.” So why does this term continue to evolve? So why is there another new term? What’s the point in learning this term if there’s bound to be another one? Adjective or noun? There are so many new words, phrases and abbreviations that are becoming more mainstream because of their inclusivity and I think that’s wonderful.

Systemic Racism Explained. A Call to Action for White Educators Who Seek to Be… I am a white mother and educator.

A Call to Action for White Educators Who Seek to Be…

For decades in school I have taught “Letter from a Birmingham Jail” and The Autobiography of Malcolm X. Unfortunately, for many of my students, the suffering often seems abstract and they falsely believe these are stories from a distant past. But, racism didn’t end with the Civil Rights Movement. It is an ever present, persistent evil that impacts us all in every aspect of our daily lives. Wishing and hoping that systemic racism will just go away--or believing that it doesn’t exist in our own communities--is its own form of violence. It should not have taken the recent brutal murders of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and Tony McDade, at the hands of police, to spark our consciousness.

Our words must match our actionsFrankly, what we have done in the past has not worked. Brooklyn Friends School Resources Regarding Race, Racism, and Racialized Violence - June, 2020. Students Unite! Justice for Ahmaud: 6/2/20 Video Recording, Action Opportunities, & Resources. Students Unite!

Students Unite! Justice for Ahmaud: 6/2/20 Video Recording, Action Opportunities, & Resources

Justice for AhmaudMany thanks to the 2,500 people nationwide who registered to attend the Students Unite! Justice for Ahmaud event on June 2, 2020. The emotional impact of watching white people wake up to racism. Over the last few weeks we have seen a tidal wave effect in the global consciousness of issues of racism.

The emotional impact of watching white people wake up to racism

Since the worldwide Black Lives Matter protests began, the movement has gone far beyond marching in the streets. As a direct result of protest action, we are now starting to see real changes, meaningful apologies, and conversations about privilege and racial injustice had on a larger scale than ever before. It really does feel as though it has the potential to go beyond the hashtags and the performative solidarity. Statues of slave owners and racist historical figures are being toppled, TV shows where comedians wore blackface have been taken down, people with problematic views are leaving their jobs, institutions are pledging to reform their internal structures to improve diversity.

Many Black people and ethnic minorities are tentatively hopeful that this could be the beginning of monumental change. It was the ‘no longer’ that felt jarring for many. ‘I can talk about racism, though. Affirming Black Lives in School: Teachers, Administrators, Students. Diversity and Inclusion/Antiracism Resources. Antiracist Resources and Reads: Lists for All Ages. Silence is complicity.

Antiracist Resources and Reads: Lists for All Ages

A blog, no matter what its subject, no matter how large or small its reach, is a platform. You use it to make your thoughts and feelings known. And if the world harbors evil, harbors racism, harbors pain and death and agony to a specific group of people in your society, if you just carry along without acknowledging it in any way, you are a coward. I am a coward. Normally I don’t say much when things are bad, but even I have to open my eyes sometimes and say something. What can a white librarian do to help, even a little, when injustice is so blatant? Check out Project Ready’s Allies and Antiracism module, if you get a chance. My role in my library is to manage our collections. Thank you. I was recently alerted to this rally on Thursday. Books for Children (Fiction): Blended by Sharon M. Books for Children (Facts): Resources for White Parents to Raise Anti-Racist Children: Books for Teens (Fiction Ebooks): Books for Teens (Facts – Ebooks) Books for Adults (Fiction):

Project READY: Reimagining Equity & Access for Diverse Youth – A free online professional development curriculum.