According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 72 percent of Californians identify as white. Many of the state’s schools are bound to be filled with mostly white classrooms, led by mostly white teaching staffs. How can these schools, and the communities that house them, hold productive dialogs about race?
The Anti-Defamation League offers seven strategies to guide the conversation, including
- Help students accept discomfort and uncertainty.
- Acknowledge that learning about race and racism is a process.
- Address white privilege in non-defensive ways.
With roots in fighting anti-Semitism, ADL’s mission is “to secure justice and fair treatment for all.”