Anti-Racism Resources for Parents

Anti-Racism Resources for Parents

Today, our community is hurting. We know that many people are experiencing deep sorrow, frustration, anger, and a feeling of helplessness, across Philadelphia and our country. We grieve for George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Tamir Rice, Eric Garner, Philando Castile, and too many individuals who have lost their lives due to racist violence. We are reeling from the constant reports and images that injustices and racial violence occur at all levels of our society, especially in our city. With this sadness and grief, we reaffirm that we stand in solidarity with the Black community in Philadelphia and across the nation. We are heartened by the displays of bravery and bold protest messages across our communities.

The Waldorf School of Philadelphia recognizes that it isn’t enough to be non-racist. Anti-racism is active. We know that many in our community are actively working for justice. You may also be looking for guidance, and to support you and your children in this moment, we provide these resources. We will update this list over the coming weeks.

Resource Links

Required Reading - How to be an Ally - Uncle Bobbies

So You Want to Learn About Juneteenth

Anti-racist Resources from Greater Good

Understanding Race and Privilege - National Association of School Psychologists

Listen to Ibram X. Kendi’s Stamped from the Beginning for free.

Tips for Talking with Children about Race and Social Justice

Raising Race Conscious Children: A resource for talking to young children about race

What Can White People Do? - Ali Michael, PhD

“Beyond the Golden Rule: A Parent’s Guide to Preventing and Responding to Racism”

“They’re not too young to talk about race!”

“Talking with Young Children About Race”

A resource for talking about race with young children

Talking to Children After Racial Incidents”

Resources for talking about race, racism, and racialized violence with kids

A Parent’s Guide to Talking With Kids About Protest 

An Essential Reading Guide for Fighting Racism

31 children's books to support conversations on race, racism and resistance

Below the Surface: Talking with Teens about Race, Ethnicity, and Identity

White Anti-Racist Educator Continuum

Black Lives Matter Reading List

White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack

The 1619 Project - New York Times

Also, consider other ways that you can participate in liberation beyond the protest actions.

Book Recommendations - use your privilege to dismantle racism and white supremacy