Racism in Education

"The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically."

 

 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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University System of Georgia to

keep names on buildings with ties

to slavery and white supremacy

The Washington Post, Nov. 2021

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Why white students are 250%

more likely to graduate than Black students at public universities

The Hechinger Report, Oct. 2021

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Critical-Race-Theory Critics

Are Distorting Martin Luther

King's Legacy 

The Atlantic, Oct. 2021

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The South Must Teach

Its Children the Truth

The New York Times, Aug. 2021

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Critical race theory battles are

driving frustrated, exhausted educators out of their jobs

NBC News, July 2021

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UW’s Black campus police

officers file multimillion-dollar

claims over ‘unbearable’ racism

The Seattle Times, June 2021

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The War on Critical

Race Theory

Boston Review, June 2021

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Arizona 'biased teaching' bill

would fine teachers for

discussion of controversial issues

azcentral, June 2021

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Teachers across the country

protest laws restricting

lessons on racism

The Washington Post, June 2021

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The Miseducation

of White Children

The Nation, June 2021

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Diversity training on WA college campuses will soon be mandatory

Crosscut, June 2021

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Students, faculty at Seattle universities join national

push for change at campus

police departments

The Seattle Times, June 2021

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Texas GOP Passes Bill To

Stop Teachers From Talking

About Racism

HuffPost, May 2021

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Overlooked No More:

Barbara Johns, Who Defied Segregation in Schools

The New York Times, May 2021

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The Steep Cost of Decades

of Discrimination

The Atlantic, May 2021

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If Only There Were a Viral

Video of Our Jim Crow

Education System

The New York Times, May 2021

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Sharp rise in parents seeking to

ban anti-racist books in US schools

The Guardian, April 2021

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The case that launched Thurgood Marshall’s fight to end segregation

in America’s schools.

PBS, March 2021

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The Racist Beginnings of Standardized Testing

NEA, March 2021

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Georgetown Law Fires Professor

for ‘Abhorrent’ Remarks About

Black Students

The New York Times, March 2021

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Are Private Schools Immoral?

A conversation with Nikole

Hannah-Jones about race,

education, and hypocrisy.

The Atlantic, March 2021

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I was a well-meaning White

teacher. But my harsh discipline harmed Black kids.

The Washington Post, March 2021

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6 Dr. Seuss books won’t be

published for racist images

The Seattle Times, March 2021

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He Wants to Save Classics from

Whiteness. Can the Field Survive?

The New York Times, Feb. 2021

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Missing in School Reopening

Plans: Black Families’ Trust

The New York Times, Feb. 2021

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Charlottesville schools look north

for model to shed resource officers

The Daily Progress, Jan. 2021

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A viral video forced a wealthy

Texas suburb to confront racism.

A 'silent majority' fought back.

NBC News, Jan. 2021

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New York City Will Change

Many Selective Schools to

Address Segregation

The New York Times Dec. 2020

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Cops Don’t Keep Kids Safe

at School: The Case

Against School Police

ReThinking Schools, Dec. 2020

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How Black Oaklanders Finally Expelled the School Police

Mother Jones, NovDec. 2020

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A reminder from new report: Washington’s schools

are far from equitable

Seattle Times, Nov. 2020

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When learning is virtual,

Black parents can watch for

unfair treatment.

New York Times, Oct. 2020

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What If We Radically Reimagined the New School Year?

Chicago Unheard, July 2020

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What Anti-racist

Teachers Do Differently

The Atlantic, June 2020

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Minneapolis Is Taking

Police Out of Schools

Slate, June 2020

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4 Ways Racial Inequity Harms American Schoolchildren

NPR, June 2020

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Still Separate, Still Unequal:

Teaching about School Segregation

& Educational Inequality

NYT, May 2019

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How Teachers are Changing Grading with an Eye on Equity

KQED, Feb. 2019

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The Resegregation of

Jefferson County

The New York Times, Sept. 2017

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Why many districts are struggling

over whether to keep officers

in schools

NBC, Aug. 2021

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Critical race theory: A political

debate hits WA schools

Crosscut, Aug. 2021

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A $5 Million Fine for Classroom Discussions on Race? In Tennessee, This Is the New Reality

Education Week, Aug. 2021

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In a California Desert, Sheriff’s Deputies Settle Schoolyard Disputes. Black Teens Bear the Brunt.

ProPublica, Sept. 2021

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‘School choice’ developed

as a way to protect segregation

and abolish public schools

Washington Post, Sept. 2021

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Students fight back against a

book ban that has a Pennsylvania community divided

CNN, Sept. 2021

Books

Please buy from a black-owned bookstore (click here for a list), your local independent bookstore, or from the Bookshop link provided.

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Ghosts in the Schoolyard: Racism and School Closings on Chicago's South Side

Eve L. Ewing  , 2020

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The Lost Education of

Horace Tate: Uncovering

the Hidden Heroes Who Fought for Justice in Schools

Vanessa S. Walker,  2018

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A People's History

of the United States

Howard Zinn,  2015

Listen

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Fiasco

Season three tells the story of the battle

to desegregate Boston publc schools.

(7 episodes)

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Integrated Schools

Raising White Kids with Jennifer Harvey

(58 min)

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Nice White Parents

A five part podcast about

racism in public schools

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The Problem We All Live With

Two-part series from This American

Life about school desegregation

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The Promise

In Nashville, One neighborhood, two schools — one black and poor, the other white and well-off, and the kids stuck in the middle. (8 episodes)

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Revisionist History

Miss Buchanan’s Period of Adjustmen‪t‬ —

A landmark Supreme Court case.

A civil rights revolution. (38 min.)

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Sounds Like Hate

"Not Okay" — two episodes

focus on hate in schools

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Southlake

The unveiling of the Cultural

Competence Action Plan set off a

backlash that’s consumed Southlake, fueled by a growing national crusade against critical race theory. 

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Teaching to Thrive

Ideas to strengthen the lives of Black and Brown students in schools & communities

Watch

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A Class Divided

Frontline 1985 (53 min.)

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What is Critical Race Theory & Why is it Under Attack?

YouTube (1 hour 41 min.)

Organizations & Resources

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Abolitionist

Teaching Network

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The Center for Race

& Public Education

in the South

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Colorful Pages

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EdBuild 

Reports from a four-year study of the broken school funding system

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Equity in

Education Coalition

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Facing History

and Ourselves

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Learning 

for Justice

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Mentoring Urban

Students & Teens

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ReThinking

Schools 

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Sea Center for

Racial Equity

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SMASH

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Teens Take

Charge

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United Negro

College Fund

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We Need

Diverse Books

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Zinn

Education Project