Resources

How Does Your School Measure Up?

Let Her Learn: A Toolkit to Stop School Push Out for Girls of Color

Schools are unfairly pushing Black girls out. They suspend them for minor stuff—like “having an attitude” or “talking back.”These so-called violations are often informed by stereotypes and bias. The result? More frequent and harsher punishment for Black girls. Watch the short video below.

Does your school treat girls of color fairly? Check out this guide to find out. Download the toolkit, Let Her Learn

 

Prejudice Reduction Initiatives: Projects, Programs, and Ideas

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The following links relate to prejudice reduction programs, projects, ideas, and resources.

Teaching Tolerance  is a place for educators to find thought-provoking news, conversation and support for those who care about diversity, equal opportunity and respect for differences in schools.

Reducing Stereotype Threat offers research-based suggestions for reducing the negative consequences of stereotyping, particularly in academic settings.

A Classroom Of Difference offers anti-bias training programs for pre-K through 12th grade school communities – educators, administrators, youth and families- which focus on the development of an inclusive culture and respectful school climate by addressing issues of bias.

A Campus Of Difference  helps college administrators, faculty members and students address issues of inclusion and social justice and combat bias on campus.

Race: Are we so different? helps individuals of all ages better understand the origins and manifestations of race and racism in everyday life by investigating race and human variation through the framework of science.

Teaching For Change provides teachers and parents with the tools to transform schools into centers of justice where students learn to read, write and change the world.

 

Curriculum Matters

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Select texts and readings, classroom displays, and bulletin boards that are free of stereotypes and prejudice. Examine the course content for inaccurate information and the absence of relevant perspectives. Rectify any language patterns or case examples that exclude or demean any groups. When such examples in textbooks are observed, point them out to students and encourage students to think about them critically and to challenge them.

 

Curriculum Matters

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Expose all students to positive images and information of outstanding and admired people of color. Researchers argue that exposing all students, especially white students to images and information of outstanding and respected people of color (apart from Black History Month) reduce racial microaggressions in the classroom.