Faith & Race and Education Resources 

Having conversations about faith & race is important in the discipleship and formation of our children too. Even with this as a value, it can be hard to find resources and materials that represent a variety of stories. Our Faith & Race Action Team took time to compile a list (although certainly not exhaustive) of resources for parents to use as they engage in this important conversation with parents and children.


Books:

Despite the Best Intentions: How Racial Inequality Thrives in Good Schools by Amanda E. Lewis, John B. Diamond

Inequality in the Promised Land: Race, Resources, and Suburban Schooling by R. L’Heureux Lewis McCoy

The Asian-American Achievement Paradox by Jennifer Lee and Min Zhou


Articles:

Recent News and Trends
Seattle Schools Have the Biggest White-Black Achievement Gap | Seattle Times
http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/data/seattle-schools-have-biggest-white-blackachievement-gap-in-state/
2,000 Seattle Teachers Wear ‘Black Lives Matter’ Shirts to Class  | Seattle Times
http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/education/2000-seattle-teachers-wear-black-livesmatter-shirts-to-class/
As Students of Color Surpass Whites, a Closer Look at Numbers | NBC News
http://www.nbcnews.com/news/asian-america/students-color-surpass-whites-closer-looknumbers-n193811

Race & Pedagogy: Where Are the Teachers of Color?
More Minority Students, Fewer Teachers of Color | The Atlantic
http://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2015/09/teacher-diversity-viz/406033/
America’s Extreme Need for More Black Male Educators | Ebony
http://www.ebony.com/news-views/black-male-teachers#axzz4Peb2TtfY
A Black Principal Says What It Takes to Produce More Black Teachers | Catalyst Chicago
http://catalyst-chicago.org/2016/01/a-black-principal-says-what-it-takes-to-produce-more-blackteachers/

Race & Pedagogy: Preparing POC vs White Students
Even The White House Is over Asians Being Labeled as the “Model Minority” | Huffington Post
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/white-house-aapi-study-modelminority_us_5733781ae4b012a8b9340067
10 Ways Well-Meaning White Teachers Bring Racism into Our Schools | Everyday Feminism
http://everydayfeminism.com/2015/08/10-ways-well-meaning-white-teachers-bring-racism-intoour-schools/

Housing/Resource Impact on Race & Education

Race is Always the Issue | The Atlantic
http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2015/09/race-is-always-the-issue/405295/

My Fargo: A Writer Reflects on Her Experience Growing up as One of the Very Few Asian Americans in her Hometown in North Dakota | The Atlantic
http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2016/04/growing-up-asian-north-dakota/479331/
Choosing a School for My Daughter in a Segregated City  | New York Times Magazine
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/12/magazine/choosing-a-school-for-my-daughter-in-asegregated-city.html?_r=1
NAACP Members Call for Ban on Privately Managed Charter Schools | The Washington Post
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/answer-sheet/wp/2016/08/07/naacp-members-call-forban-on-privately-managed-charter-schools/
[PODCAST] Ep 562: The Problem We All Live With | This American Life (on integration and desegregation)
https://m.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/562/the-problem-we-all-live-with?act=1

Diversity & Inclusion in Schools
How Racially Diverse Schools and Classrooms Can Benefit All Students | The Century Foundation
https://tcf.org/content/report/how-racially-diverse-schools-and-classrooms-can-benefit-allstudents/
Do Diversity Initiatives Indirectly Discriminate Against Asian Americans? | The Atlantic
http://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2014/12/do-diversity-initiatives-indirectlydiscriminate-against-asian-americans/384054/

Race & Discipline
Race Dramatically Skews Discipline, Even in Elementary School | Seattle Times
http://www.seattletimes.com/education-lab/race-dramatically-skews-discipline-even-inelementary-school/
Highline District Struggles with Fallout after Limiting Student Suspensions | Seattle Times
http://www.seattletimes.com/education-lab/highline-struggles-with-fallout-of-limiting-studentsuspensions/

Talking about Race
What Happens When Minority Kids Are Taught Not to Talk about Race | New York Magazine
http://nymag.com/scienceofus/2015/08/when-minority-kids-are-taught-color-blindness.html?mid=twitter_nymag


Tools:

Amazing New Tool Lets You See the Racial Disparities at Your Old High School | Business Insider
http://www.businessinsider.com/education-department-releases-school-equity-data-2014-3
*Tool found here: http://ocrdata.ed.gov/DistrictSchoolSearch

How Racially Diverse Is Your School? Use Our Tool to Find out | Seattle Times
http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/data/west-seattles-sanislo-elementary-most-raciallydiverse-public-school-in-the-state/


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