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Let's Talk About Race

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It's likely intended for children, but would be great for convo with middle graders and even teens as they attempt to cross racial lines and break down barriers. Lester has distinguished himself as a civil rights activist, musician, photographer, radio talk-show host, and professor. You may just be starting to think about your role and ability to impact others, or, you may be further along on your journey. Through this online hub, we hope to provide a growing library of online self-education learning resources that can be used by an individual learner no matter where they are on their inclusion and anti-racism learning journey. All lives cannot matter until Black Lives Matter because the world is not created equal and Black lives are still disproportionately and severely impacted among people of colour, globally but particularly in the UK, US and Europe within White dominant societies.

She has recently left the NHS to focus on providing culturally competent therapy and supervision in both the public and private sector. I appreciated his point that underneath our skin, our bones look very much alike, and that when we see a person we should not just take in what they appear to be, but we should start asking questions and wondering about that person's story. Former University of Massachusetts professor Julius Lester presents a beautifully illustrated book about our lives and the stories we tell.

This book has its merits, but it's hard to imagine using it as an effective teaching tool with kids. I Have an Olive Tree ; and Marvelous Math: A Book of Poems , which was a Parents' Choice Gold Award winner. of Black clients state that they have experienced racism from healthcare professionals and this number rises to 75% of those between 18 and 34 years old. We urge all of our members to join in supporting this initiative and to work collectively to create a better College, and a better world, for us all.

Whether you are teaching infants, adults, or any age in between, you are an influential part of your students’ learning and development. This stunning picture book introduces race as just one of many chapters in a person's story" (School Library Journal).This might be through formal education and training or by accessing the vast amount of resources available for self-learning. On what would have been Nelson Mandela's 100th birthday (18th July 2018), Dr Jonathan Fisher, discusses if Mandela's legacy is beyond reproach internationally as it is more contested than ever before within South Africa itself. Also taken into consideration is how wealth doesn't define us, nor does privilege, religion, preference, sexuality or language. His most recent books are John Henry, And All Our Wounds Forgiven, a novel about the civil rights movement, and Othello, a novel based on the Shakespeare play.

After hearing this book repeatedly recommended for engaging children in antiracist conversations, I had pretty high hopes, and I already enjoyed some of Lester's previous work. You can find a number of learning resources in our curated anti-racism resources hub and grow your knowledge on the reality of racism in higher education as well as learn about it’s detrimental impact.

This book taught about how we all look the same under our skin, so we should not be judging another person till we actually get to know them. But, it’s a conversation all families need to have, no matter your race, background, education or experience.

Julius Lester never follows the beaten trail in his writings; he always challenges and pushes us forward into new experiences, like those in this book.The imagery used throughout the book helps change understand this greater theme of how from many, we are one. g. White Leaders, executives, White HR professionals and others in positions of power, influence and privilege who may be performative, indulging in anti-blackness/ stereotypes/ biases and paying lip service or be slow to act to be anti-racist and inclusive. Interview with Frankie Boyer, “The Frankie Boyer Lifestyle Show,” WBIX/WXBR Radio, Boston MA, https://www. Let’s Talk Race confronts why white people struggle to talk about race, why we need to own this problem, and how we can learn to do the work ourselves and stop expecting Black people to do it for us.

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