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Parent Toolkit - #RacismENDSWithUs
The events in America over the past ten days and the brutal murder of George Floyd have been truly shocking.
As a collective staff body, we have been looking at positive ways we can support you as parents during this time, and even if we are not together in person, how we can stand together and unite against racism.
Below you will find a series of educational articles, readings, websites, and podcasts that we have put together as a starting point to tackle prejudice, injustice and inequality. We welcome your thoughts and feedback. If you have any comments or suggestions please email AdewaleF@harriscrystalpalace.org.uk.
Talking with your child/children about racism
How to talk to kids about racism - from The Parent Toolkit website
Educating yourself further
Race Matters blogs - blogs discussing inequalities in the current climate, from the Runnymede Trust.
Race and Racism in English Secondary Schools (pdf) - report from the Runnymede Trust.
Forms of racism - from Alberta Civil Liberties Research Centre
10 Simple Ways White People Can Step Up to Fight Everyday Racism - from Everyday Feminism website
Discrimination because of race - from the Citizens Advice website
Advice for being an ally - advice from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Educators on some of the ways you can be an ally
- Natives: Race and Class in the Ruins of Empire, Akala
- Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race, Reni Eddo-Lodge
- Freedom is a Constant Struggle, Angela Davis
- Black and British: A Forgotten History, David Olusoga (also a BBC series)
- The Lonely Londoners, Sam Selvon. The story of black immigrants coming to Britain after WW2. Explains how Britain in need treated immigrants with racism and prejudice.
- The Good Immigrant, Nikesh Shukla. A collection of short personal experiences of the experience of 21 influential British Asian and minority ethnic voices in Britain today. They paint a picture of what it is like to be ‘other’ in Britain today. Poignant, challenging, funny, interesting, and inspiring, this is a must for your teenage child to see Britain outside of a white lens.
- Brit(ish), Afua Hirsch. An exploration into what it really means to be Black and not accepted in British society, and the impact of the past on the present.
- Girl, Woman, Other, Bernadine Evaristo. A novel that follows 12 women over several decades but it is also a sweeping history of the black British experience.
- 13th – Netflix
- Let the Fire Burn – Amazon Video
- Explained: The Racial Wealth Gap (15) – Netflix