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Affinity Group Resources

The faculty has been reading and discussing the following resources, which have helped to inform our School's Affinity Group planning. 

Racial Identity Development Resources

• "Even Babies Discriminate": Newsweek article by Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman

• "The Psychological Experience of Students of Color": Independent School magazine article by Kathy Schultz and Michael Thompson

• Can We Talk about Race? And Other Conversations in an Era of School Resegregation
: Google Books by Beverly Daniel Tatum, Ph.D.

• Everyday Antiracism: Getting Real About Race in School Mica Pollock (Chapter 9: Strengthening Student Identity in School Programs, Patricia Gandara - available at The New Press website

• The First R: How Children Learn Race and Racism (Chapter 3: Play Groups and Racial Ethnic Matters): Google Book by Debra Van Ausdale & Joe R. Feagin

• "What White Children Need to Know About Race": Independent School magazine article by Ali Michael

Talking About Race, Age-by-Age, Parents Magazine

National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) Resources

• Racial and Ethnic Classifications (PDF)

• Diversity and Multiculturalism DefinitionsGender Identity Development Resources

Independent School articles

• From the Dress-Up Corner to the Senior Prom: Navigating Gender & Sexual Identity Development in School, Jennifer Bryan

• Guidelines for Parents of Gender Variant Children by Lynne Michelle Howard

• Gender & Society article by Kristen Myers and Laura Raymond: Elementary School Girls and Heteronormativity: The Girl Project

• Teaching Tolerance: Toolkit For Making Space

Making Space an article Article by Monita K. Bell

Gender Spectrum's Resources for Parents & Family

General Resources
• Teaching Tolerance website 

• Anatomy of an Ally offers notes on talking with kids about being allies to students and families. 
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