Has your school considered how to engage students and other community members around the issues of race and racism?

The following are resources to help.

  • #CharlestonSyllabus. As part of the response to the June 17 murder of nine churchgoers in Charleston, South Carolina, Dr. Chad Williams and other Twitter users began a conversation about resources for educating the public about racism. The conversation, identified by the #CharlestonSyllabus hashtag, captures books and articles about race, including a section on "race and religion." The African American Intellectual History Society has published the list on its website. You can also access the list on Goodreads.
  • #CharlestonSyllabus: A Reading List to Contextualize the Massacre. The New York Times published an article on #Charlestonsyllabus that includes links to its own coverage of the Charleston Massacre, its aftermath, the burning of black churches, the Confederate flag, and the larger issues of race in the United States.
  • The Death of Michael Brown: Teaching About Ferguson. Last September, the New York Times also published “The Death of Michael Brown: Teaching About Ferguson,” which contains resources about the unrest in Ferguson, Missouri.
  • How to Teach Kids About What’s Happening in Ferguson. #Charlestonsyllabus was inspired by Marcia Chetelain’s article and crowdsourced syllabus, “How to Teach Kids About What’s Happening in Ferguson.” Follow #FergusonSyllabus for more of the conversation. 
  • Race Matters in the Classroom. Wabash Center began a blog on race and racism in response to the August 2014 shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. The blog features an array of posts from diverse contributors.