Personal Learning Resources
From Facing History and Ourselves - Stopping AAPI Hate
Sadly, March marks the anniversary of the 2021 shootings in Atlanta that killed eight people, six of whom were women of Asian descent. Such a chilling milestone, alongside news of the brutal March 11 attack on a 67-year old woman in Yonkers, NY, puts a stark spotlight on the terrifying escalation of this racially-motivated violence. From March 19, 2020 to December 31, 2021 there were 10,905 incidents of anti-Asian hate reported to Stop AAPI Hate. The call for each of us to stand up to anti-Asian bigotry and hate is louder than ever before. And it’s educators like you who do so much of the work to model the critical thinking skills, empathy, and civic responsibility that is required for our students to grow into upstanders and changemakers. Two pieces from Facing History, one noting the erasure of API experiences and the other discussing steps to teaching about anti-Asian violence, offer helpful resources as you broach this topic in your classroom.
Articles and books for personal learning and reflection about the impact of race. Useful for getting started as a community of practice with a team.
Asian-American Racial Justice Toolkit *
The Rise in Anti-Asian Attacks During the Covid-19 Pandemic *
My Asian American Students’ Courageous Conversations After the Atlanta Shooting *
Understanding Race and Privilege (National Association of School Psychologists) *
”White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack” by Peggy McIntosh *
"How Studying Privilege Systems Can Strengthen Compassion" Peggy McIntosh at TEDxTimberlaneSchools *
Personal Learning Resource
Useful resources for deepening understanding of the impact of race.
The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institute, and United States Holocaust Museum join in paying tribute to generations of Asian and Pacific Islanders who have enriched America's history and are instrumental in its future success.
"The long history of US racism against Asian Americans, from ‘yellow peril’ to ‘model minority’ to the ‘Chinese virus’" by Adrian De Leon *
The US has a Long-standing History of Vilifying Minority Groups in Times of Crisis By Alex Samuels *
"Larry Itliong and the Great Delano Grape Strike" written, edited, mixed, and hosted by Paola Mardo. *
Anti-Racism Resources for Asian Americans This document compiles various articles and resources for the purpose of educating Asian Americans on Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) history, black solidarity, and anti-black racism. *
How To Be An Antiracist by Dr. Ibram X. Kendi
So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo
White Fragility by Robin DiAngel
Nice White Parents Podcast *
The History of White People by Nell Irvin Painter
Privilege, Power, and Difference by Allan G. Johnson
Resources for Families & Students
Talking to Children about Racial Bias by: Ashaunta Anderson *
*= Free Resource