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.
Teaching for Change: Teaching Young Children About Race (Recommended by the Smithsonian Tween Tribune)
New York Times 1619 Project (Won Pulitzer Prize in 2020)
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)
* Note that some media outlets, including the New York Times, request to charge readers after a certain number of page visits.