Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
A Message of Solidarity from NPEA
We are heartbroken and outraged by the recent murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery, and the tragic deaths of so many other Black Americans that have occurred as a result of generations of systemic racism and police brutality in this country. Steppingstone and the National Partnership for Educational Access are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and today, we stand together to confront and oppose all forms of racism. We acknowledge that we still have work to do to deepen this commitment in every facet of our work, and we are prepared to listen, learn, and grow in the service of this mission.
Our commitment to fighting racism and dismantling systems of inequity is constant, as is our dedication to fostering a diverse and inclusive community that honors the essential value of every individual.
Below, please find a selection of resources about racism, police brutality, and white privilege in America, as well as advocacy resources and information for how you can take action during this time. As always, to our members, please let us know if you have suggested resources or information you’d like to see us add to this page.
Anti-Racism Resource Roundups & Compilations:
- A Detailed List of Anti-Racism Resources (Katie Couric, Medium) – “Book, movie recommendations, and more”
- An Anti-Racist Reading List (NYTimes) – “Ibram X. Kendi on books to help America transcend its racist heritage.”
- Anti-Racism Resources for White People (Sarah Sophie Flicker and Alyssa Klein) “This document is intended to serve as a resource to white people and parents to deepen our anti-racism work. If you haven’t engaged in anti-racism work in the past, start now.”
- First, Listen. Then, Learn: Anti-Racism Resources for White People (Julia Wuench, Forbes) – “For white people in America, it is up to each of us to first listen. Then, we must seek greater knowledge about our country’s deeply rooted racism. It is an undue burden on our colleagues and friends of color to teach us about racism and do the mental work for us.”
- Resources for Accountability and Actions for Black Lives
- Scaffolding Anti-Racism Resources
- Code Switch: NPR Podcast
- Color of Change
- Equal Justice Initiative
- Facing History & Ourselves
- Racial Equity Tools
Talking and Teaching about Racism with Students, Children, & Families:
- Addressing Racial Injustice with Young Children (EmbraceRace) – A recorded discussion, community Q&A, and tipsheet with the authors of “Something Happened in Our Town”: A Child’s Story About Racial Injustice, “which follows a White family and a Black family as they discuss a police shooting of a Black man. The book includes many resources for parents and educators including child-friendly definitions, sample dialogues, and discussion guides.”
- Talking about Race (National Museum of African American History & Culture)
- Talking to kids about race (National Geographic)
- Teaching about Race, Racism, & Police Violence (Teaching Tolerance)
- White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack (Peggy McIntosh)
Webinars & Upcoming Events:
- Coming soon.