Black lives matter.
Below is a list of resources with important historical data, help for processing emotions related to current events, and ways to keep anti-racism at the forefront. Parents can share with their children to facilitate discussion and encourage reflection.
Articles to read
- USA Today: 'George Floyd. Ahmaud Arbery. Breonna Taylor. What do we tell our children?'
- CNN: 'How to talk to your children about protests and racism'
- Embrace Race: '10 tips for teaching and talking to kids about race'
Things to listen to
- NPR: 'Raising White Kids: Bringing Up Children in a Racially Unjust America'
- Liberate Meditation: Free guided meditation app built by BIPOC for BIPOC
For Parents to Share with Kids
Things to watch and discuss
- CNN/Sesame Street: 'Town Hall on Racism' (Part 1 & 2)
- PBS: 'Alike and Different' Learning Kit
Books to read together
- Brown Bookshelf: Books by BIPOC authors for BIPOC children
- @hereweread: More books with diverse protagonists for kids
- 'Something Happened in Our Town: A Child’s Story About Racial Injustice'
- 'Whoosh!: Lonnie Johnson's Super-Soaking Stream of Inventions'
For Teens and Parents
Things to watch on Netflix
Info-graphics from Instagram to view
- White privilege explained
- Systemic racism explained
- Some U.S. economic data by race
- How to be actively anti-racist
- How white people can help change systemic racism
- What to do after posting a black square on social media for #blackouttuesday (for allies)
- International data about police violence
- Numbers of police workers vs. mental health workers in U.S. schools
- What does 'defunding the police' actually mean?
- Social justice terminology to know
- What have the protests accomplished?
- Tips for protecting your community during protests
- Examples of racial gas-lighting
- How to talk to people who disagree (for allies)
Social media accounts to follow
Following accounts linked to the anti-racism movement will help you and your teen stay up-to-date and active. #blacklivesmatter
- Black Lives Matter (@blklivesmatter)
- The Conscious Kid (@theconsciouskid)
- Reclaim the Block (@reclaimtheblock)
Please feel free to share any helpful links we did not include in the comments below.