When it comes to racial injustice, I am no expert. It will be a constant journey of educating myself, growing from what I learn, and teaching my children as best I can.
In spite of my shortcomings, I wanted to find a way to help parents whose families are struggling as we watch what's unfolding this week. So, I found people who know better than I do and gathered resources that might be helpful to you.
Common Sense Media - the nation's leading nonprofit organization dedicated to providing trustworthy information and education. Here you can find ratings for movies, books, and games created with families in mind. Click the button below to find a list of black history movies that tackle racism for ages 9 and up.
Vice Media - Click the button below to get self-care tips for black people struggling during this painful week.
Today - Click the button below to get guidance on how to talk to kids, preschool through teenagers, about racism and injustice.
Anti Racism Resources - This document is intended to serve as a resource to white people and parents. Feel free to circulate this document on social media and with your friends, family, and colleagues.
Dark times like these bring attention to what needs to be changed. It is a painful time, yet it is also a time that allows us to learn, change, and grow. Let's choose growth together.
Stay safe and stay well.