Social justice is not justice if it is only for certain groups. With this in mind, the Museum’s Education department has shared some educational resources to begin the work of acknowledging the entrenched racism in our country and learning about our own biases.
It is not enough to learn the history of a specific prejudice if those lessons aren’t being applied to all prejudices. Confronting our collective and individual bigotries is painful, but must be done if we believe that the killing of George Floyd, and Ahmaud Arbery, and Breona Taylor, and Trayvon Martin, and countless others, is immoral.
Below are some recommended resources focused on race, anti-Black racism, and antiracist education, many that offer additional links and toolkits.
- National Museum of African American History and Culture – Talking About Race resources
- Black Lives Matter resources
- Teaching Tolerance, a project of the Southern Poverty Law Center:
- New York City Museum Educators Roundtable statement with resources included
- National Council on Public History statement with resources included
- EmbraceRace: resources specifically for parents
- 1619 Project interactive website
- 1619 Project podcast
- Guidance for Family Conversations about George Floyd, Racism, and Law Enforcement
- Talking to Kids about Racism, Early and Often