For those for you who do not know me well or in real life, working with teens is my calling in life and undoing racism/bridging the racial divide is a passion and personal interest as a multi-ethnic woman.

I have a “problem” with getting immersed in doing research on the internet. I have been thinking about how best to bring the students at Project T.E.C.H to a deeper understanding on the disparate expectations and opportunities provided to white vs. black students in Education and elsewhere. 

I started out my day by re-watching “A Class Divided” on Frontline at the PBS website for inspiration. That led to me reading the lesson plans that go along with the video and realizing that what I am looking for is more directly focused on institutional racism and specific to education.

I started my web search at a site linked on the PBS website and it just rolled on and on from there. I have found a great deal of information and I wanted to share some of it here.

EdChange is dedicated to diversity, equity, and justice in schools and society. We act to shape schools and communities in which all people, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, class, (dis)ability, language, or religion, have equitable opportunities to thrive and achieve free from oppression.

EDCHANGE PROJECTS PAGE a sister site which in an incredible resource.

EDJUSTICE Our mission is to promote quality education for students of all races and cultures. To achieve this, we need to tackle issues of educational equity, culture, and institutional racism in education.

A good friend of mine exposed me to a man who has done some amazing work in bringing an awareness of White Privilege and the effects of institutional racism to a broad audience. It hit me that I should be utilizing some of his work to talk about this topic with the students. His website is TIME WISE.

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