Readings for Adults

From the RAISING RACE CONSCIOUS KIDS IN AND AROUND OAK PARK Facebook Group, shared with permission.


I don't Discuss Racism with White People - 


I am a White Woman and I must Confront my Racism - 


The Racism Blindfold


“Hands Up, Don't Shoot!”


Preparing Students for Difficult Conversations


DVD: Come Walk in My Shoes


Your racist friend


Whites Only: SURJ And The Caucasian Invasion Of Racial Justice Spaces

10 things all allies need to know


18 things white should do or know before discussing racism


White privilege


"Waking Up White" by Debby Irving

No we wont calm down


On tone policing


How to deal with being called out


Black people are not here to teach you


7 reasons why reverse racism does not exist


10 quotes to perfectly explain racism to people who claim they are color blind


Where is “I am not your negro”?


White and waking up to a horrible reality


We cannot walk alone: the white parent’s role in ending racism


The corrupt system that killed laquan mcdonald


You don't have to apologize for being white


Ta-Nehisi Coates on Why Whites Like His Writing


9 TED talks to help you understand racism in America


11 common ways white folks avoid taking responsibility for racism in the US


No, Affirmative Action Isn’t Racist Against White People – And Here’s Why


10 Ways Well-Meaning White Teachers Bring Racism Into Our Schools


Eight Things White Parents Should Teach About Black People


How privileged are you?


I just couldn’t trust a diverse suburb [Oak Park] with my Black daughter’s education


Is this how discrimination ends?


How not to accidentally raise a racist


Your five-year-old is already racially-biased. Here’s what you can do about it.


How parents widen or shrink academic gaps


How does race affect a student’s math education?


How to overcome your bias? Walk boldly towards them


Intent vs impact: why your intentions don't really matter


Blind spots: your brain on auto pilot


White People: I Don’t Want You To Understand Me Better, I Want You To Understand Yourselves


Letter to Young Sisters of Color

4 Reasons Why Being Pro-Black Isn’t the Same as Being Anti-White


‘Not All White People' and Derailing Conversations


17 Books On Race Every White Person Needs To Read