Helping End Racial Discrimination
Date posted: March 21, 2018
Today is the International Day to End Racial Discrimination! This year’s theme is Promoting tolerance, inclusion, unity and respect for diversity in the context of combating racial discrimination.
Below is one of the postcards from the UN More Than Meets The Eye: Let’s Fight Racism! Campaign.
The campaign also includes suggestions for making classrooms a place of acceptance and of multiracial celebration.
More comprehensive and detailed ideas are available from Teaching Tolerance, a website that offers free resources emphasizing social justice and anti-bias. While it’s designed for K-12 teachers, it offers lots of food for thought for adult educators. And, while the examples are American, the strategies and practices are transferable. Here’s a sample of what they offer:
- Critical Practices for Anti-Bias Education offers a set of strategies for accomplishing academic and social emotional goals side by side.
- Let’s Talk: Discussing race, racism, and other difficult topics with students is a resource for educators working to build their own competency in communicating about and facilitating conversations on race and racism as well as other types of discrimination and social inequities.