TOP K-12 EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES
NAACP National Education Goals
Lebanon County School Board Meetings
Fair Funding for Schools
Racial Bias in PA School Funding (on YouTube)
Learning for Justice (Formally Teaching Tolerance) Resources/Social Justice Standards/School Resources
The Social Justice Standards are a road map for anti-bias education at every stage of K–12 instruction. Comprised of anchor standards and age-appropriate learning outcomes, the Standards provide a common language and organizational structure educators can use to guide curriculum development and make schools more just and equitable.
Facilitator Guide for the Social Justice Standards
Free Classroom Resources and Lesson Plans available on the Teaching Tolerance website
Although POWER is a faith based community of activists, POWER believes that all children deserve great schools, regardless of race, ethnicity or income. They are organizing and mobilizing members of the Pennsylvania faith community to confront widespread, systemic and educational inequality throughout the state.
The Help Increase the Peace Project (HIPP) invites participants to build nonviolent conflict resolution skills and to analyze the impact of social justice on their lives and in their communities and develop skills for action.
Racial Justice and Anti-Racism Resources
The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) is an American nonprofit legal advocacy organization specializing in social justice and civil rights issues and public interest litigation. You can sign up for their newsletter.
The National Memorial for Peace and Justice, informally known as the National Lynching Memorial, is a national memorial to commemorate the Black victims of lynching in the United States. This emotional and somber memorial acknowledges past racial terrorism, tells the stories of the victims, and advocates for Social Justice in America. Founded by the non-profit Equal Justice Initiative, it opened in downtown Montgomery, Alabama on April 26, 2018.
Mashable.com is a site put together by Black educators that offers online classes (some free and some paid) covering everything from African history to modern-day anti-racism. Each of the programs offered can be completed in the comfort of your home, and involves both historical education and contemporary tools for anti-racism work. (You'll see a lot of content that should be included in school curriculums but isn't normally.) If you've read racial justice books in the past and want to learn more, check out one of these online courses.
Free newsletter called Anti-Racism Daily that features anti-racism news, historical context, and a "take action" section to dismantle white supremacy. Great newsletter!
This site has a compilation of resources for the purpose of providing a starting place for individuals trying to become better allies. Choose how much time you have each day to become more informed as step one to becoming an active ally to the black community: 10 minutes/day, 25 minutes/day, or 45 minutes/day. Each day has a link to learning resources and a schedule of what to do each day.
Anti-Racism 12 Step Program
Racists Anonymous, a 12 step program created by a pastor in CA to help people acknowledge their internal bias and work toward anti racism.
Harvard University Implicit Bias Test. Thoughts and feelings are “implicit” if we are unaware of them or mistaken about their nature. We have a bias when, rather than being neutral, we have a preference for (or aversion to) a person or group of people. Thus, we use the term “implicit bias” to describe when we have attitudes towards people or associate stereotypes with them without our conscious knowledge
Below we provide images and PDF-file links to three brochures developed by the Education Committee. We thank Members 1st Federal Credit Union for a generous grant to help defray the cost of printing.
ADULT READING ON RACE & RACISM IN US HISTORY & SOCIETY
The resources below were compiled by Lebanon Valley College Professor of History and the current Secretary of the Branch Michael Schroeder. Click on the link below the text for a PDF file listing these resources.
History of Systemic Racism in US Law, Society, Politics, Economics & Culture: Key Readings
Systemic Racism in Contemporary Society: Some Readings & the Tip of the Iceberg
Taken from Ibram X. Kendi, How To Be an Antiracist (NY: One World, 2019).
Race: A power construct of collected or merged difference that lives socially. An illusion and mirage with life-shaping power that is created by racist power, i.e., racist policymakers.
Racism: A marriage of racist policies and racist ideas that produces and normalizes racial inequities.
Racial inequity: When two or more racial groups are not standing on approximately equal footing.
Racial equity: When two or more racial groups are standing on relatively equal footing.
Racist policy: Any measure that produces or sustains racial inequity between racial groups.
Antiracist policy: Any measure that produces or sustains racial equity between racial groups.
Policy: Written and unwritten laws, rules, procedures, processes, regulations, and guidelines that govern people.
Non-racist or race-neutral policy: Does not exist. Every policy in every institution in every community in every nation is producing or sustaining either racial inequity or equity between racial groups.
Racist: One who is supporting a racist policy through their actions or inaction or expressing a racist idea.
Antiracist: One who is supporting an antiracist policy through their actions or expressing an antiracist idea. One who is expressing the idea that racial groups are equals and none needs developing, and is supporting policy that reduces racial inequity.
Institutional racism / structural racism / systemic racism: Redundant terms, given that racism is itself institutional, structural, and systemic.
Racial discrimination: An immediate and visible manifestation of an underlying racial policy. Treating, considering, or making a distinction in favor or against an individual based on that person’s race. Racial discrimination is not inherently racist.
Antiracist discrimination: Creates greater racial equity.
Racist discrimination: Creates greater racial inequity.
The remedy to racist discrimination: antiracist discrimination.
Assimilationist: One who is expressing the racist idea that a racial group is culturally or behaviorally inferior and is supporting cultural or behavioral enrichment programs to develop that racial group.
Segregationist: One who is expressing the racist idea that a permanently inferior racial group can never be developed and is supporting policy that segregates away that racial group.
Biological racist: One who is expressing the idea that races are meaningfully different in their biology and that these differences create a hierarchy of value.
Biological antiracist: One who is expressing the idea that the races are meaningfully the same in their biology and there are no genetic racial differences.
Cultural racist: One who is creating a cultural standard and imposing a cultural hierarchy among racial groups.
Cultural antiracist: One who is rejecting cultural standards and equalizing cultural differences among racial groups.
Powerless defense: The illusory, concealing, disempowering, and racist idea that Black people can’t be racist because Black people don’t have power. .