As parents, not only must we be anti-racist — we also have a responsibility to educate ourselves, our children, and support organizations combatting racism.

Articles

Starting the Conversation on Racism: 101

Ella Baker and the Black Freedom Movement (Mentoring a New Generation of Activists)

Children Are Not Colorblind: How Young Children Learn Race

How Kids Learn Prejudice

White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack

Who Gets to Be Afraid in America?

6 Things White Parents Can Do to Raise Racially Conscious Children

7 Things to Do When Your Kid Points Out Someones’ Differences  

Talking With Children About Racism, Police Brutality and Protests


Books

This Is the Rope: A Story from the Great Migration
The story of one family’s journey north during the Great Migration starts with a little girl in South Carolina who finds a rope under a tree one summer. 

The Undefeated
It's a tribute to African American heroes and regular folks who faced struggles, prejudice, and oppression and survived — as well those who didn't.

The Color Of Us
Seven-year-old Lena is going to paint a picture of herself. She wants to use brown paint for her skin. But when she and her mother take a walk through the neighborhood, Lena learns that brown comes in many different shades.

Sulwe
It tells the story of a little girl who "was born the color of midnight" and feels she's treated differently than her lighter-skinned friends and family members because of it. The tale takes a magical turn when a star comes in her bedroom and takes her on a journey explaining the mythological origins of Day and Night — who are sisters.

Let’s Talk About Race
A stunning picture book that introduces race as just one of many chapters in a person's story. This picture book helps children learn, grow, discuss, and begin to create a future that resolves differences and highlights similarities. 

The Snowy Day
A classic American children’s book that is poignant not only in the modern illustrations and beautiful prose, but the simple fact that the protagonist is black. The poignant beauty in this book is that it highlights race without being about race. 

A Kids Book About: Racism
Yes, this really is a kids book about racism. Inside, you’ll find a clear description of what racism is, how it makes people feel when they experience it, and how to spot it when it happens.

What is Given from the Heart
With McKissack's signature poetic text, and softly-hued folk-art illustrations, readers are immersed in an African American family and community of support and care. Empathy, the joy in giving, and the importance of faith in recovering from tragedy are among the many positive messages of the book.


Where to Donate

The Bail Project
A nonprofit that aims to mitigate incarceration rates through bail reform.

Black Visions Collective
A black, trans, and queer-led social justice organization and legal fund based in Minneapolis-St. Paul. 

NAACP Legal Defense Fund
Supports racial justice through advocacy, litigation, and education.

George Floyd Memorial Fund
Established to cover funeral and burial expenses, mental and grief counseling, lodging and travel for all court proceedings, and to assist the Floyd family in the days to come as they seek justice for George. A portion of these funds will benefit and care for his children and their education fund

Reclaim the Block
Organizes Minneapolis community and city council members to move money from the police department into other areas of the city’s budget that truly promote community health and safety.

Black Lives Matter
Working to eradicate white supremacy and build local power to intervene in violence inflicted on Black communities by the state and vigilantes. Support your local chapter. 

Families Against Mandatory Minimums
FAMM’s mission is to create a more fair and effective justice system that respects our American values of individual accountability and dignity while keeping our communities safe.

Campaign Zero
Working to end police violence in America by limiting police interventions, improving community interactions, and ensuring accountability.