Racism

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Why These Teens Are Fighting to Learn Multicultural History in School

Two teen sisters are fighting to make Black and Indigenous history a part of American history in school. They are holding school districts accountable for equitable and just public education. Here’s why it matters.

The Tulsa Race Massacre Isn't Taught in Many Schools, But it Should Be

Classroom lessons mention abolishing slavery in 1865, but to understand the lasting impact of slavery and the systemic racism still facing Black Americans, stories of horrific moments in our nation's history like this one need to be told. Here's how to do it.

5 Anti-Racist Role Models Your Kid Should Know

Now more than ever, our kids are in need of examples to follow in the fight to combat racism. Here are anti-racist activists from the past and present worth teaching them.

How to Teach the History of Racism in Science Class

In order to end the racial disparities that exist in our health care system, we need to teach children about our country's history with medical apartheid. It can start in science class.

How To Explain the Myth of the Free North to Children

In history class, most kids learn about the Civil War in terms of the free North and the slaveholding South, but there is far more to the reality of what America looked like for Black people during the war and in the decades that followed. It's time we teach that truth.

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Playgrounds Help Kids Be More Inclusive of Others, New Study Finds

A trip to the public playground offers more than physical benefits for kids. It's also a place fostering acceptance of different races and abilities.

What 'Defund the Police' Means—In Terms Simple Enough for a Child to Understand

Recent events, like the murder of George Floyd and the shooting of Jacob Blake, have led to a movement to "defund the police." Here's how to explain the term to kids.

Colin Kaepernick Gets Docuseries, Partnership with Disney to 'Elevate Black and Brown' Voices

“I am excited to announce this historic partnership with Disney," the former NFL player tweeted on Monday.