- One thing YOU are going to do to help create a change.
- How are you talking about racism with your children?
- What areas have you seen that need additional funding to help the situation?
- What resources have you found that helps white people become more educated about systemic racism?
- What suggestions have you seen that help us know how/where to make improvements?
- What books/resources have you found that help your children understand the problem of racism, and what to do when they see it?
- What books/resources have you found that help your child understand the perspectives of People of Color (POC)?
Including the Kids
As Unschoolers, and as the COVID restrictions begin to lift, we are out in the communities with our children. How can we help make it safer for black and brown skinned people?
NO LONGER QUIET
After being glued to the coverage of protests and riots in various U.S. cities, it’s impossible to just go on in here ignoring what’s happening in the world and only focusing on unschooling. It's horrible that we have stayed quiet when we've all seen atrocities committed.
“No one is free until we are all free.” ~MLK
I am no expert in race relations. I’ve grown up as a white person. But I’m always learning. And, yes, I will undoubtedly make mistakes. But I will continue to try to make the world a better place for EVERYONE.
Since so many of us use these UnschoolingMom2Mom social media platforms, we started a discussion in the 31K person FB group. You're welcome to join us there - just look for this same photo for the thread.
- Everyone is equal regardless of skin color
- Systemic racism has permeated our society.
- I, and other white people have had privileges and advantages because of racism that we may not even realize are happening.
- It’s up to those of us with privilege to help those who have been oppressed by racism.
- Staying silent is part of the problem - possibly one of the worst things we can do.
Black History Movies that Talk About Racism
includes age suggestions
Fare of the Free Child Podcast - Unschooler Akilah Richards
The Big Picture Podcast:
Nurturing Social Justice Awareness
from Preschool teacher, Nick Terrones
History with an emphasis on African American History
The Unschooling IG Community reached out to promote the BIPOC members of our community in an attempt to help elevate their projects and their voices. You can add to this list here.
Resources for Everyone
Resource Guide for Anti-Racism + Being an Educated Ally for BIPOC
Books, videos, podcasts, articles
Anti-Racism Resources for White People Google Doc
African American History: From Emancipation to the Present
Open Yale course
Opportunities for white people to move from Actor->Ally -> Accomplice
Good Ancestor Podcast
Layla Saad interviews Robin D’angelo, author of White Fragility.
Unlocking Us Podcast
Brené with Ibram X. Kendi on How to Be an Antiracist
CodeSwitch Podcast - NPR