We have developed this page as a resource to help families discuss with their children ways to combat racism and discrimination. This is one step in our commitment to fighting racism and injustice that Headmaster Dennis Manning set out in his Headmaster's Statement — Creating a Just Society, sent to our community on June 4, 2020.
The links are a combination of websites, articles, and books, appropriate for varying ages. They've been recommended by several sources, including the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities, which has been a partner with our school in diversity initiatives, and professors at colleges and universities.
We will be adding to the list over time.
Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture: Talking about Race
Teaching for Change: Teaching Young Children About Race (Recommended by the Smithsonian Tween Tribune)
Smithsonian Magazine: 158 Resources to Understand Racism in America
American Psychological Association: Talking to Kids about Discrimination
University of Pennsylvania: Talking to Children after Racial Incidents
New York Times: Talking to Kids About Racism, Early and Often
New York Times 1619 Project (Won Pulitzer Prize in 2020)
USA Today: George Floyd. Ahmaud Arbery. Breonna Taylor. What do we tell our children?
National Geographic: Talking to Kids About Race
NPR: Talking Race With Young Children
BuzzFeed: An Essential Reading Guide For Fighting Racism
UVA Equity Center: Actionable Steps
Dr. Nicole Cooke, Augusta Baker Endowed Chair, University of South Carolina: Anti-Racism Resources for all ages
Jason Reynolds Talks About Racism And The Protests (Jason Reynolds is the 2020-21 National Ambassador for Young People's Literature)
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s speech accepting the Nobel Peace Prize, Dec. 10, 1964 (cited in Mr. Manning's Statement)
United Nations: Let's Fight Racism
Here is a list of nonfiction books and fiction books for Lower, Middle, and Upper School students, and adults.
* Note that some media outlets, including the New York Times, request to charge readers after a certain number of page visits.