Explaining Charlottesville to My Seven Year Old
By Nicole Lee, Esq.

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35 Picture Books for Young Activists

Raising Race Conscious Children

School Bullying and Harassment Based on Actual or Perceived Race, Ethnicity, National Origin, or Immigration Status
FAQs for Students, Educators, and Social Service Providers (NEA/MALDEF)

Talking to Our Children About Racism & Diversity (The Leadership Conference)

‘What Do I Say?’: Stories From the Classroom After Election Day (

National Association of School Psychologist: Statement Regarding Recent Acts of Violence

Rubbing Off: how kids learn about race—and how their parents can foster tolerance (Allison Briscoe-Smith)

Provocative Articles

Teaching Tolerance: How white parents should talk to their young kids about race (

Why Teachers Need To Talk About Their Own Racial Bias: Report (Huffington Post)

When President Trump Speaks, Our Children Are Listening (Center for American Progress)

Researchers on this Topic

Howard Stevenson:  “Promoting Racial Literacy in Schools: Differences That Make a Difference

Beverly Tatum: “Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria: And Other Conversations About Race

Jennifer Eberheadt: SPARQ – Social Psychological Answers to Real-world Questions

How Educators Can Eradicate Disparities in School Discipline: A Briefing Paper on School-Based Interventions (Anne Gregory, James Bell, and Mica Pollock)

Children’s Books

40+ Children’s Books about Human Rights & Social Justice (Nia House Learning Center)

Free books on these topics and underlying constructs:

Combating Racial Bias with Facts about African Americans

Share These Stats About Black America With the Racist in Your Life (Mother Jones)

Media Resources – daily news site where race matters, featuring award-winning investigative reporting and news analysis

NPR Code Switch – podcast on race and identity

Zaretta Hammond’s blog on Culturally Responsive Teaching

What’s Your Plan for Managing Difference? (Zaretta Hammond, on Teaching Tolerance site)

Alameda County Office of Education, Integrated Learning Specialist Program

Teaching Tolerance

Facing History and Ourselves

Courageous Conversation

Roots Curriculum – designed by a Princeton Social psychologist, the program is designed, and has been rigorously tested, for its value of shifting norms in schools