Racism is so big. Where do I start?
START HERE!! This website is built to help you get started in talking about race, racism, antiracism, anti-Blackness, racial inequity and racial justice. It’s an invitation to go ahead and jump into antiracist work in your classroom or community.
We have come to understand either from our own experience or from others that racism surrounds us. If we want it to end, we must actively resist it. This is hard work. This website, Teaching and Race is about doing this antiracist work together. We are educators, community leaders, and learners who want to learn how to talk about race, despite the social taboos.
This site is a supportive virtual how-to for all of us on that journey to intelligent, compassionate racial dialogue, a way to work on the many problems that grow out of being a race-conscious society. The material provided here grows out of the research, leadership of the community group Conversations on Race-Detroit, personal growth and classroom work of Professor Irene Lietz, Ph.D., author of Teaching and Race: How to Survive, Manage, and Even Encourage Race Talk. It is a companion resource to people who read the book.
But you don’t have to read the book to make the site useful to your work in the classroom or the community.
Use this site if you understand--or want to understand--the importance of antiracist work in our society, especially in the schools and in the community.
On this site you will find timely resources and advice from the book Teaching and Race by Irene Lietz that you can use immediately to support your personal journey and to use right away in the classroom and community.
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