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Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Everything |n Between

The world can be a scary, frustrating, and bleak place. As our children grow up and learn about the tragic (seemingly daily) occurrences of blatant racism, violence, homophobia and harassment, it can be difficult to explain. How does one explain the unexplainable? And, how do some of us who have never experienced these daily struggles, explain them to our children?

The Radcliffe Creek community is here to help parents like you, who may be facing some of these struggles. For many of us, even those who may feel well-versed in issues of diversity, equity and inclusion, maintaining a growth mindset is imperative. Remaining willing to grow - not just as parents, but as people - allows us the chance to have our eyes opened, hearts touched, and our compassion elevated.

Understanding the struggles of others helps us understand the struggles of the world. And, in turn, it makes it easier (but never easy) to talk about with our kids.

With an open mind, open heart, and open eyes, we encourage you to explore some of these resources. This is a living, fluid list of materials to support diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism efforts. Help us evolve it with your suggestions. Send them to info@radcliffecreekschool.org.

Let's Learn. Together.

Listen

Watch

  • “13th” by Ava Duvernay

  • “American Son” by Kenny Leon

  • “Clemency” by Chinonye Chukwu

  • “Dear White People” by Justin Simeon

  • “Fruitvale Station” by Ryan Coogler

  • “I Am Not Your Negro” by Raoul Peck

  • “If Beale Street Could Talk” by Barry Jenkins

  • “Just Mercy” by Destin Daniel Cretton

  • “See You Yesterday” by Stefon Bristol

  • “Selma” by Ava Duvernay

  • TED Talks on Racism

  • “The Hate U Give” by George Tillman Jr.

  • “3 1/2 Minutes, Ten Bullets”

  • “When They See Us” by Ava Duvernay

Books

  • “Between the World and Me” by Ta-Nehisi Coates

  • “Black Feminist Thought” by Patricia Hill Collins

  • “A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower” by Dr. Brittney Cooper

  • “Heavy: An American Memoir” by Kiese Laymon

  • “How To Be An Antiracist” by Dr. Ibram X. Kendi

  • “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” by Maya Angelou

  • “Just Mercy” by Bryan Stevenson

  • “Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor” by Layla F. Saad

  • “Raising Our Hands” by Jenna Arnold

  • “Redefining Realness” by Janet Mock

  • “Sister Outsider” by Audre Lorde

  • “So You Want to Talk About Race” by Ijeoma Oluo

  • “The Bluest Eye” by Toni Morrison

  • “The Fire Next Time” by James Baldwin

  • “The Hate U Give” by Angie Thomas

  • “Their Eyes Were Watching God” by Zora Neale Hurston

  • “The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness” by Michelle Alexander

  • “The Next American Revolution: Sustainable Activism for the Twenty-First Century” by Grace Lee Boggs

  • “The Warmth of Other Suns” by Isabel Wilkerson

  • “This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color” by Cherríe Moraga

  • “When Affirmative Action Was White: An Untold History of Racial Inequality in Twentieth-Century America” by Ira Katznelson

  • “White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism” by Robin DiAngelo

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