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About Race Relations newsletter

About.com's free weekly email newsletter about Race Relations.

Resource Link: http://racerelations.about.com

Affirming Diversity: The Sociopolitical Context of Multicultural Education (4th ed.)

Sonia Nieto. Allyn & Bacon, 2003.

In this Fourth Edition of her best-selling book, renowned scholar Sonia Nieto explores the meaning, necessity, and benefits of multicultural education for students of all backgrounds. Intended for preservice and in-service teachers and educators, Affirming Diversity looks at how personal, social, political, cultural, and educational factors affect the success or failure of students in today's classroom. Expanding upon the popular case-study approach, the 496-page Fourth Edition examines the lives of 18 real students who are affected by multicultural education, or a lack thereof.

After the Storm: Working Through the Implications of Hurricane Katrina

Public Agenda.

The aftermath of Katrina raises questions about poverty, race, energy policy, the federal budget, in fact just about every corner of American society and the purpose of government itself. Public Agenda Issue Guides or “Citizen Choicework Guides” contain background information on the topic and present three different approaches to the issue for people to deliberate.

Resource Link: http://www.publicagenda.org/specials/katrina/katrina.cfm

Anti-Bias Curriculum: Tools for Empowering Young Children

Louise Derman-Sparks and the A.B.C. Task Force. Educators for Social Responsibility.

This resource shows early childhood educators how to examine biases, learn how they influence children, and explore ways to reduce, handle, or even eliminate them. The guide moves beyond multicultural education to creating an anti-bias environment that is developmentally appropriate. Includes a comprehensive bibliography as well as sections on learning about disabilities, gender identity, racial and cultural differences, and how to resist stereotyping.

Resource Link: http://esrnational.org/Merchant2/merchant.mvc

AntiRacismNet Mailing Lists

AntiRacismNet is an international online network of anti-racism organizations and practitioners. The site hosts dozens of mailing lists for groups and organizations such as the World Conference Against Racism, Project Change, and Movement Beyond Borders.

Resource Link: http://www.antiracismnet.org/subscribe/index.html

Beyond Heroes and Holidays: A Practical Guide to K-12 Anti-Racist, Multicultural Education and Staff Development

Enid Lee, Deborah Menkart, and Margo Okazawa-Rey, Eds.. Washington, DC: Network of Educators on the Americas, 2002.

Beyond Heroes and Holidays is a 432-page interdisciplinary guide for teachers, administrators, students and parents. It offers lessons and readings developed by teachers that show how to analyze the roots of racism; investigate the impact of racism on our lives, our families and our communities; examine the relationship between racism and other forms of oppression; and learn to work to dismantle racism in our schools, communities, and society.

Resource Link: http://www.teachingforchange.org/Beyond_Heroes/beyond_heroes.html

Beyond Race Awareness: White Racial Identity and Multicultural Teaching

Sandra M. Lawrence. The Journal of Teacher Education, 48(2), pp.108-117., 1997.

Interviews examined whether white students' shifts in thinking about themselves as racial beings and about systems of oppression during a multicultural education course were evident in later teaching practice. Though students initially resisted learning about their own racism, they eventually became more willing to take some responsibility for racism.

Resource Link: http://jte.sagepub.com

Beyond the Comfort Zone: Honest Conversations on Race, Reconciliation and Responsibility

Rob Corcoran, Hope in the Cities.

This paper was presented at a national forum on Building Constructive Frameworks for Improving Ethnic Relations: Best Practices Here and Abroad 50 Years After Brown, hosted by the University of Denver, August 19-21, 2004.

Resource Link: http://www.iofc.org/en/programmes/hic/resources/papers/824.html

Building Cultural Bridges

Joby S. Robinson, Robert P. Bowman, Tod Ewing, Janice Hannah and Ana Lopez-De Fede. National Educational Service, 1997.

The publication of Building Cultural Bridges is an exciting move toward building a set of tools to better raise our children. It provides a repertoire of methods and approaches for teachers, families, community workers, and others to teach children the rich value and potential of diversity. Includes more than 50 interactive, hands-on lessons form the core of this research-based resource for addressing diversity. One great activity is on page 112 of the Leader's Guide ("Put Your Fears in Arrears"). In this wonderful resource, the emphasis is on action - taking a stand against prejudice and building bridges across cultures and communities.

Cause For Concern: Hate Crimes in America

Civilrights.org, the Civil Rights Coalition for the 21st Century.

The first major comprehensive assessment of the hate crime problem in the United States, Cause for Concern discusses what is being done to promote respect for diversity and to combat crimes based on bias. The document includes ten recommendations for additional action by every sector of society.

Resource Link: http://www.civilrights.org/publications/reports/cause_for_concern/

Civilrights.org (The Online Social Justice Network)

Civilrights.org provides a home for policy perspectives, strategies, and research. Run by the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights, a coalition of 180 organizations working for equality and justice. Visitors can post events to the calendar, add content to the library, etc.

Resource Link: http://www.civilrights.org

ColorLines Magazine NewsWire

ColorLines is a national newsmagazine on race and politics. Keep up to date on the magazine's news, editorials, and event info by signing up for occasional emails from their email list, NewsWire. Visit the ColorLines website for more information, or email them at [email protected].

Resource Link: http://www.colorlines.com

Community Change, Inc.

CCI is a Boston-based non-profit organization which serves as a Center for action and collaboration among individuals and multiracial grassroots groups in the fight to achieve racial justice and equity. CCI maintains a resource center which features an extensive Library on Racism. CCI's website lists the thousands of books, videos, audio tapes, and periodicals which are housed at the library.

Resource Link: http://www.communitychangeinc.org

Crosspoint Anti Racism

The Crosspoint links to an enormous number of Human Rights, Anti-Racism, Refugee, Women's rights, and other organizations. Links are searchable by region or issue. The Crosspoint was built and is being maintained by the Magenta foundation in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Resource Link: http://www.magenta.nl/crosspoint/

Dialogue for Affinity Groups

Study Circles Resource Center (SCRC), 2006.

A supplemental discussion guide intended to give people with similar racial or ethnic backgrounds an opportunity to talk with each other about issues of racism in sessions preceding and following the regular diverse dialogue sessions of a community-wide study circle program. These optional discussions are designed to be used with Facing Racism in a Diverse Nation.

Resource Link: http://www.studycircles.org/en/DiscussionGuides.aspx

Dialogue Guide and Workbook for "Afraid of the Dark" new

Gwendolyn Grant and Jim Myers.

Gwendolyn Grant of the Urban League of Greater Kansas City created this dialogue guide and workbook to accompany Jim Myers' groundbreaking book "Afraid of the Dark: What Whites and Blacks Need to Know About Each Other." According to Grant, "Afraid of the Dark defines with such clarity and simplicity so many of the issues that have created this gulf between blacks and whites. It brings to the forefront the stuff that we talk about within our black and white circles, but seldom, if ever across the color line." Grant distributed this 12-page resource during her well-received workshop at the 2006 NCDD conference in San Francisco.

Resource Link: http://www.thataway.org/exchange/files/docs/Grant-AfraidOfDark.doc

Diversity Web

AAC&U;'s DiversityWeb is the most comprehensive compendium of campus practices and resources about diversity in higher education that you can find anywhere. This site is designed to serve campus practitioners seeking to place diversity at the center of the academy's educational and societal mission.

Resource Link: http://www.diversityweb.org

Evaluation Tools for Racial Equity Recently Updated

The Center for Assessment and Policy Development and MP Associates, Inc., has just launched a new website that offers resources and advice on evaluating a program’s effectiveness in bridging racial divides. The site includes all kinds of tools and resources on how to organize and carry out an evaluation, what kinds of questions to ask and outcomes to measure, and also some guidelines for thinking about and using results.

Facing History and Ourselves National Foundation, Inc.

Facing History and Ourselves is an international educational non-profit organization that engages middle and high school teachers and their students in an examination of racism, prejudice, and antisemitism by relating the past to the world today. Facing History helps students find meaning in the past and recognize the need for participation and responsible decision making. Based in Brookline, Massachusetts and with branches in six U.S. cities, Facing History and Ourselves provides a range of resources (printed, network-based, speakers' bureaus, videotapes) to confront racism, prejudice and anti-Semitism in schools and the wider society.

Resource Link: http://www.facing.org

Flipping the Script: White Privilege and Community Building

Maggie Potapchuk (MP Associates) and Sally Leiderman (Center for Assessment and Policy Development), with Donna Bivens (Women's Theological Center) and Barbara Major (St. Thomas Health Clinic). MP Associates, Inc. and the Center for Assessment and Policy Development (CAPD), 2005.

Flipping the Script is a 156-page monograph designed for people who work in communities to identify and address issues of white privilege, oppression, racism and power as they play out in this work. It is for community builders, grant makers, technical assistance providers and others who are trying to develop more equitable and thoughtful partnerships with community residents and organizations.

Resource Link: http://www.thataway.org/exchange/files/docs/Potapchuk_Flipping.pdf

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