Montgomery High School

Thanks to Montgomery High School for giving me the opportunity to present a workshop “Developing an Antiracist Mindset for Teachers” on 10/7/20. This page is intended to provide participants (and anyone else who is interested) with the slides shared during the session and recommended resources.

Feel free to reach out to me with any questions or feedback. Karen Gaffney’s email: dividednolonger AT

Slides shared with Montgomery High School on 10/7/20: Powerpoint Gaffney Montgomery October 7 2020

Recommended Resources

We Want To Do More Than Survive: Abolitionist Teaching and the Pursuit of Educational Freedom by Bettina Love (book)

Me and White Supremacy by Layla F. Saad (book)

How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram Kendi (book)

Dismantling the Racism Machine: A Manual and Toolbox by Karen Gaffney (book)

Teaching Tolerance: Classroom Resources

Zinn Education Project Teaching Materials (Pre-K to High School)

New Resource page: Teaching about Racism, Injustice and Structural Inequality, Resources (Rutgers Graduate School of Education) (there is a whole section on this list for teaching younger children)

“Teaching your kids not to ‘see’ race is a terrible idea, studies have found”

Beyond the Golden Rule: A Parent’s Guide to Preventing and Responding to Prejudice (pdf of a small book created by Teaching Tolerance; divided into Preschool, Elementary & Pre-teen, and Teen)

“What White Children Need to Know About Race”

The Conscious Kid

Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You (Ibram Kendi and Jason Reynolds adapted Kendi’s earlier books for a young adult audience – this link includes a Curricular Guide)

“Teaching & the N-word: Questions to Consider” (Koritha Mitchell)

“Ten Things Everyone Should Know About Race” (from Race: The Power of an Illusion)

“The disturbing reason some African American patients may be undertreated for pain”

“What Scientists Mean When They Say ‘Race’ Is Not Genetic”

“Race ≠ DNA: If race is a social construct, what’s up with DNA ancestry testing?”

Race: The Power of an Illusion Episode 1 “The Difference Among Us” (PBS documentary) (just under 1 hour) (Note that Episodes 2 and 3 are also worth watching. All three episodes are available on vimeo for $4.99 rental. They are also available on Kanopy, if you have access to that service through a library, like RVCC).

TED Talk with Dorothy Roberts “The Problem with Race-Based Medicine” (15 minutes)

“The Biology of Skin Color,” Nina Jablonski (HHMI Biointeractive) (20 minutes)

“The Origin of Race in the USA,” Danielle Bainbridge (The Origin of Everything series, PBS Digital Studios) (10 minutes)

The Surprisingly Racist History of “Caucasian” (5 minute video)

Superior: The Return of Race Science by Angela Saini (book)

The 1619 Project (The New York Times)

TED Talks with Titus Kaphar “Can art amend history?” and “Can beauty open our hearts to difficult conversations?”

The Chinese Exclusion Act (PBS film)

Slavery by Another Name (book and PBS film)

13th (film on Netflix)

Adam Ruins Everything: The Disturbing History of the Suburbs

Michelle Alexander’s TED Talk “The future of race in America”

Bryan Stevenson’s TED Talk “We need to talk about an injustice”

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s TED Talk “The Danger of a Single Story”

A Conversation With Latinos on Race (NY Times video)

A Conversation with Asian-Americans on Race (NY Times video)

A Conversation With Native Americans on Race (NY Times video)

“Racism in the Kindergarten Classroom: New research finds faces of five-year-old black boys put whites in a more threat-conscious state of mind”

“Why Won’t Society Let Black Girls Be Children?”

“The school to prison pipeline, explained” (Justice Policy Institute)

The History of White People by Nell Irvin Painter (book)

An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz (book)

The Making of Asian America: A History by Erika Lee

“White Debt”

“Poor whites live in richer neighborhoods than middle-class blacks and Latinos”

Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders: Facts, Not Fiction: Setting the Record Straight (report)

“Asian-Americans Have Highest Poverty Rate In NYC, But Stereotypes Make The Issue Invisible”

“The Professional Burdens of Being a ‘Model Minority.’”

“Dear Mom, Dad, Uncle, Auntie: Black Lives Matter to Us, Too.” (“Open Letter Project on Anti-Blackness” video)

15 Things That Happen When People Think You Don’t “Look Latina”

“Where are you ‘really’ from? Try another question”

“The Latino Media Gap: A Report on the State of Latinos in U.S. Media”

“‘Too Bad You’re Latin.’”

Native Americans Feel Invisible In U.S. Health Care System

“7 Things About Native Americans You’ll Never Learn From the Mainstream Media.”

“5 Common Native American Stereotypes in Film and Television.”

Normalizing Injustice: The Dangerous Misrepresentations that Define Television’s Scripted Crime Genre (Report, Color of Change, 2020)

Please note that my website includes many more resources that you may find helpful. Go to the tab “Resources on Race and Racism” for general resources and in that tab, you’ll also find resources with more specific topics.