Racial Equity Education & Resources

Resources to Learn & Grow

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Black History Month

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Movies To Stream:

Netflix:

  • "Loving: The true story of Richard and Mildred Loving" is chronicled in this drama, as we see the couple ultimately win a Supreme Court Case to legalize interracial marriage in the United States.
  • "Kevin Hart’s Guide to Black History": Kevin Hart highlights the fascinating contributions of Black history’s unsung heroes in this entertaining – and educational – comedy special. 
  • "The Butler": The life of a White House butler who worked for eight presidents unfolds against a backdrop of unparalleled change in American history. 
  • "She Did That": Go inside the lives of extraordinary Black female entrepreneurs as they discuss building legacies and pioneering a new future for the next generation. 

Hulu:

  • "Your Attention Please: Hosted by Craig Robinson" This series introduces us to Black innovators and creators who are working to leave the world better than they found it. 
  • "Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am" This artful and intimate meditation on legendary storyteller Toni Morrison examines her life, her work and powerful themes she has confronted throughout her career. 

HBO:

  • "Harriet" The extraordinary story of abolitionist Harriet Tubman is chronicled in this “powerful” drama. 
  • "Just Mercy" Michael B. Jordan stars as an attorney who fights to prove the innocence of a death row inmate in 1980s Alabama. 
  • "The Soul of America" This documentary illuminates our present-day, fraught political reality by exploring historical challenges. 
  • "John Lewis: Good Trouble" An intimate account of legendary U.S. representative John Lewis’ life, legacy and more than 60 years of extraordinary activism. 

 

Celebrating the Richness of the Black Experience in American History

PBS: 28 Black History Makers in 28 Days ... spotlight a history maker per day with an opportunity to honor these great individuals by learning more about their lives and their contributions. video icon  (Watch time: varies)

PBS: What to Watch ...  PBS shares a host of documentaries and digital shorts that highlight the richness of the Black experience in American history video icon (Watch time: varies)

Tedx Talks: Black History is American History video icon  (Watch time: 8 minutes)

The Most Searched: A Celebration of Black History Makers - celebrating some of #TheMostSearched​ moments and individuals in America. video icon (Watch time: 2 minutes)

The Daily Show: 10 Black People Making HistoryTrevor Noah interviews trailblazers in the black community video icon (Watch time: 24 minutes)

Oprah Magazine: Black History Month - an online page featuring prominent Black figures in American history, book recommendations, Black women, and more book icon (Read time: varies)

 


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BIPOC & Health/Mental Health

Mental Health America Racism and Mental Health book icon (Read time: 4 minutes)

Mental Health America Black and African American Communities and Mental Health  book icon (Read time: 10 minutes)

American Psychiatric Association Mental Health Disparities: Diverse Populations book icon (Read time: 10 minutes)

Mental Health America Racial Trauma book icon (Read time: 8 minutes)
 
Ted Talks on the link between health and racism: Learn about the detrimental (and even deadly) impact racism has on our minds and bodies — and what society can do to heal and support the wellbeing of all. video icon (Watch time: varies)

 

For Everyone

NEW! Pepperdine University: Confronting Prejudice: How to Protect Yourself and Help Others book icon(Read time: 10 minutes)
 
 
What is Privilege? video icon (Watch time: 4 minutes)
 
 
Seeing White Fragility video icon (Watch time: 6 minutes)
 
The New York Times: A Conversation on Race: A series of short films about identitiy in America video icon  (Watch time: each video 5-6 minutes)
 
Medium: 75 Things White People Can Do for Racial Justice  book icon (Read time: 20 minutes)
 
BuzzFeed:  How Privileged Are You? Quiz book icon (Read time: 5 minutes)
 
Ted Talk: Let's get to the root of racial injustice video icon  (Watch time: 20 minutes)
 
Moving the Race Conversation Forward video icon  (Watch time: <5 minutes)
 
Undoing Racism by Design book icon (Read time: 4 minutes)
 
NPR Code Switch Podcast - Race. In Your Face. listen icon (Listen time: <30 minutes) book icon (Read time: 6 minutes)
 
KERA Think: Let's Talk About Race listen icon (Listen time: <50 minutes)
 
KERA Think: What Does it Mean to be Asian-American? listen icon (Listen time: 48 minutes)
 
 
TED Talk: What it's like to be Muslim in America video icon (Watch time: 16 minutes)
 
NPR: Why Cities are Still So Segregated  video icon (Watch time: 6 minutes)
 
Racial Equity Tools - Website with resources designed to support individuals and groups working to achieve racial equity. book icon video icon
 
Talking About Race Toolkit from the Center for Social Inclusion book icon (Read time: 7 minutes)
 
Apple Podcasts: Intersectionality Matters! listen icon (Listen time: ~60 minutes)
 
Momentum: A Race Forward Podcast - features movement voices, stories, and strategies for racial justice. listen icon (Listen time: ~30-60 minutes)
 
TED Talk: The Urgency of Intersectionality video icon (Watch time: 18 minutes)
 
 

For Families & Kids

PBS: How to Talk to your Kids about Anti-Racism. A List of Resources book icon (Read time: 7 minutes)

Coretta Scott King Book Award Winners - Given to outstanding African American authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults that demonstrate an appreciation of African American culture and universal human valuesbook icon (Read time: 5 minutes)

Looking for Excellent "Diverse" Books for Children? Start Here! book icon (Read time: 2 minutes)

Your Kids Aren't too young to Talk about Race: Resource Roundup book icon (Read time: 2 minutes)

PBS: Teaching Your Child About Black History book icon(Read time: 4 minutes)

The Integrated Schools Podcast - Hard conversations about race, parenting, segregation, and inequities in our schools listen icon (Listen time: ~60 minutes)

Fare of the Free Child Podcast - weekly-published podcast community centering Black people, indigenous people, and People of Color in liberatory living and learning practices. listen icon (Listen time: ~60 minutes)

Guide for Selecting Anti-Bias Children's Books book icon (Read time: 10 minutes)

 

For Teachers & Educators

NEW Learning for Justice - An online site to teach educators how to reduce prejudice, encourage tolerance in schools, as well as within society as a whole.

 

For Companies & Groups

Harvard Business Review: The 10 Commitments Companies Must Make to Advance Racial Justice book icon (Read time: 11 minutes)

How Companies Can Advance Racial Equity and Create Business Growth book icon (Read time: 5 minutes)

CNBC: CEOs need to lead the conversation on racial equality in business video icon (Watch time: 4 minutes)

PBS: 5 ways to approach racial equity at work  video icon (Watch time: 36 minutes)

USC School of Social Work: Diversity Toolkit: A Guide to Discussing Identity, Power and Privilege book icon (Activity/Facilitator Guide)

SHRM: Overcoming Workplace Bias book icon (Various)

SHRM: Tips for Discussing Racial Injustice in the Workplace book icon (Read time: 5 minutes)

 

Local BIPOC* History

*Black, Indigenous, People of Color

Remembering Quakertown  book icon (Read time: 10 minutes)
 
The Quakertown Story book icon (Read time: 15 minutes)
 
 
Hispanic Heritage in Denton County book icon (Read time: 5 minutes)
 
 
 

Support BIPOC Businesses in North Texas

 
Black Lives Matter in Denton - A list of Black-owned Businesses, Artists, Musicians, and Writers, Events, Organizations, etc.
 
Dallassites101 - Your Guide to Black-Owned Businesses in Dallas
 
 

Local BIPOC Organizations

LULAC - League of United Latin American Citizens | 940.594.4509

NAACP - Denton Chapter |  940.384.1999

 

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