A resource list from the Aloha Foundation
Earlier this week, Interim Executive Director Vanessa Riegler sent an email to the Aloha community about our renewed commitment to combating racism and promoting equity and inclusion in our programs.
To follow up on that message, we’d like to share some excellent resources suggested by Aloha community members. You’ll find tools to support conversations around race with children and adults, as well as podcasts and reading for those who wish to increase their knowledge and more deeply examine topics like privilege and personal biases.
The list below is by no means comprehensive. We welcome additional resource suggestions in the comments below.
We know you are eager to hear more specificity about our next steps and expect to be able to share more details later this month.
SUPPORT DIALOGUE AROUND RACE – WITH CHILDREN AND ADULTS
Tools and guidance from the National Museum of African American History & Culture at the Smithsonian Institute to empower your journey and inspire conversation
Resources (books, podcasts, videos, organizations to follow on social media, films and TV series) to help white parents raise anti-racist children
Organization that provide parents resources to talk to children about race, including 31 Children’s Books to Support Conversations on Race, Racism, and Resistance
List of resources (articles, tips for conversations, books, podcasts)
Follow The Conscious Kid on Instagram. Parenting and Education through a Critical Race Lens.
CHECK OUT THESE IMPORTANT PODCASTS
1619-New York Times
Momentum: A Race Forward Podcast
White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo
Waking Up White by Debbie Irving
Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?: And Other Conversations about Race by Beverly Daniel Tatum
Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Race Matters by Cornel West
Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome by Joy DeGruy
The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander
Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neal Hurston
How to Be Anti-Racist by Ibram X. Kendi
Fatal Invention: How Science, Politics, and Big Business Re-create Race in the Twenty-First Century by Dorothy Roberts
West Indian Immigrants: A Black Success Story? by Suzanne Model
The Condemnation of Blackness: Race, Crime, and the Making of Modern Urban America by Khalil Gibran Muhammad
The Negro Artist and the Racial Mountain by Langston Hughes