We believe that learning is essential to DEIJ work.
So we have pulled together a working archive of some of our favorite readings, activities, media and tips & tools. As we learn about and gather more resources, we will upload them here. You can filter by subject and then resource type below (activities, media, readings, tips & tools).
A summary research on children’s’ attitudes toward race that debunks the myth that “colorblindness” is even possible (let alone desirable). Research shows children can distinguish race as young as six months old, start developing race-based preferences at toddlers and ultimately have racial biases. Research also showed parents are generally hesitant to talk about race, and that this hesitance exacerbates children’s biases.
In 2014 MTV (yes, MTV) polled millennials on their understanding of racism, and the results were astounding. Compared with previous generations, they’re more tolerant and diverse and profess a deeper commitment to equality and fairness. At the same time, however, they’re committed to an ideal of colorblindness that leaves them uncomfortable with race, opposed to measures to reduce racial inequality, and a bit confused about what racism is.
This report outlines the basic principles of multicultural education, i.e., setting students up for success and achievement regardless of their identity and background.