Here’s How Schools Can Promote Racial Literacy

Color-blindness is out! The focused approach to race relations should be race-consciousness or racial literacy: the ability to read, recast, and resolve racially stressful encounters when they happen. People of color can face challenges regarding race, class, privilege, and power and often find themselves on the receiving end of harmful microaggressions — those subtle but painful race-based slights. … Continue reading Here’s How Schools Can Promote Racial Literacy

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How Do Parents Teach Racial Literacy?

As difficult as it is to raise children in America and to ensure that they have access to what they need to grow into healthy, successful adults, when your child is of a different race, extra challenges cannot be avoided. Even before they start school, children absorb cultural messages about race, gender and privilege. This … Continue reading How Do Parents Teach Racial Literacy?

A TOOLKIT for Educators: Engaging Families in Diverse School Communities

A new toolkit from Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) Pacific is designed to help schools and district improve their outreach to families and community members. The four-part toolkit provides activities that guide school staff in examining the role that culture plays in their interactions with students’ families and community members. The Toolkit of Resources for Engaging … Continue reading A TOOLKIT for Educators: Engaging Families in Diverse School Communities