Over the last week or so, I’ve noticed a commonality in many of the conversations I’ve had about the protests taking place across the United States and around the world. A question stands out: “But what can I do?” Some of us are taking actions, signing petitions, or finding ways to donate. Something we all can do is educate ourselves and our families about the issues being discussed right now.

These are challenging times, but I have come to realize they can challenge us in a good way. I believe the burden is on me to explore racism, white privilege, and other things that are lived experience. I can’t rely on others; it isn’t their job to educate me. And as a mom of two girls, it’s up to me to teach my kids about the privilege, inequity, and systemic, structural racism. That is part of my responsibility in making the world a better place.

I gathered the following resources from sources such as the New York Times, Common Sense Media, local organizations, and friends. I plan to continue to add to the list. 

If you are looking for anti-racism resources, the ones below will spur conversations with our families, and encourage us to look at ourselves, our biases, and our role in these issues.

~Wendy 

For Children

For Parents

Podcasts about the history of race in the United States

Articles

Books

Videos

For more resources, click here.

Updated 6/6/2020