Ed Elements Statement Black Lives Matter June 2020 Social

This month, we're foregoing our usual roundup of content from our team of experts to center Black and POC voices. As part of the commitment stated above, here are just some of the resources we'll be using to help us learn, as well as organizations and people doing powerful work to forward the causes of equity & antiracism.


Understanding Demands

Learn what drives the Movement for Black Lives from a policy perspective


The Movement for Black Lives Policy Platform

To better understand the demands of organizers leading efforts for racial justice, read these policy briefs from the Movement for Black Lives. The Movement for Black Lives launched the Vision for Black Lives, a comprehensive and visionary policy agenda for the post-Ferguson Black liberation movement, in August of 2016. These demands and policy briefs outline specific areas across sectors and systems that are critical to building a more equitable future for all Black life. 

Learn About The demands

What We're Reading

Here are reading lists, books, and guides we are reading to better understand how to actively combat racial injustice.


Anti-Racist Reading List from Ibram X. Kendi

An Anti-Racist Reading List

Author of "How To Be Anti-Racist", Ibram X. Kendi compiles an introductory reading list for those looking to better understand racial injustice on a personal, cultural, and systemic level. This anti-racist syllabus is for people realizing they were never taught how to be anti-racist. 

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Everyday Antiracism: Getting Real About Race in School

Everyday Anti-Racism getting real about race in school

Which acts by educators are "racist" and which are "antiracist"? How can an educator constructively discuss complex issues of race with students and colleagues? In Everyday Antiracism, leading educators deal with the most challenging questions about race in school, offering invaluable and effective advice.

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Authority, Discipline and the Marginalization of Youth in Schools

Authority Discipline and The Marginalization of Youth in Schools

This compilation of books and research-based articles look at the realities of power, privilege, and oppression of marginalized youth in schools. Readings cover the salience of race, ethnicity, class & gender; discipline and police presence in schools; school-based interventions on discipline; teacher education and teaching about race and cultural differences; curriculum; and policy recommendations.  

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Transform Together

We know that this work cannot be done alone. Here are some ways to build awareness and combat injustice in community.


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Where You Can Donate

Taking action can take many forms. One immediate way you can have an impact is by donating to organizations committed to combating racial injustice and families impacted by these atrocities. Here is a list of organizations for a place to start. Consider donating regularly to one organization rather than donating once to several. 

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How Do We help


How Can We Help Our Students Breathe?

Join a panel discussion hosted by the Texas Association of Black School Educators taking place on June 6th at 11am EST. This conversation will feature youth, law enforcement, and educators.

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Resources For Change

Use the latest resources to learn more about how race informs your leadership, schools and systems. 


Talking About Race

Talking About Race

Curated by the National Museum of African American History & Culture

Explore this portal for individuals, families, and communities to talk about racism, racial identity, and the way these forces shape every aspect of society, from the economy and politics to the broader American culture.

Access The portal



75 Things White People Can Do For Racial Justice

75 Things White People Can Do For Racial Injustice

This list of actionable steps allies can take is updated daily. Explore how you can tackle racial injustice within your community by leveraging your power and platform. Recommendations include ways to address racial injustice on the personal, cultural, and systemic level.




Teaching-Tolerance-Protestors-WeCantBreathe-AP_206773756406_700pxTeaching About Race, Racism & Police Violence 

This compilation of resources by Tolerance.org focuses on equipping educators with tools for how to discuss racial injustice in the classroom. Explore ways that you can approach these topics in meaningful and productive ways.

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How organizations are failing Black workers-1How Organizations Are Failing Black Workers & How To Do Better 

It’s common for organizations to state their commitment to attracting workers of color. But what culture are you creating to keep them? Read about ways to support Black workers and center equity as an organization.

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Psychology & Structural Racism squareUnderstanding Structural Racism From a Psychology Perspective 

This compilation of research studies, curated by Gerald Higginbotham III, a UCLA Psychology Doctoral Candidate, looks at the sustained psychological impacts of structural racism. With studies dating from 1967 to 2019 this scholarship documents and analyzes the impact of oppression.

Explore the research

Watch, Listen & Learn

Watch and listen to these videos, podcasts and films to learn more about the history and implications of privilege and power. 

Ijeoma Oluo talk
So You Want to Talk About Race?
Ijeoma Oluo | Talks at Google
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Peggy McIntosh TedX

How Studying Privilege Systems Can Strengthen Compassion:

Peggy McIntosh at TEDxTimberlaneSchools

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Our Podcast Playlist for racial justice


Intersectionality Matters  with Kimberlé Crenshaw

1619 from The New York Times

Code Switch by NPR

Fare of the Free Child
by Raising Free People.org

Pod For The Cause from The Leadership Conference on Civil & Human Rights

Pod Save The People with DeRay Mckesson

Seeing White from Scene On Radio


On The Big Screen

Racial Justice Watchlist (2)

Organizations To Follow:

These are some organizations worth following on social media to learn more about ways to take action.