Resources

Why do we need to commit to anti-racism in sport? Research shows that participation in youth sport, particularly by racialized youth, contributes to the development of positive relationships with their peers, builds self-esteem, and confidence, a sense of belonging, as well as the physical health and social benefits of participating in team sport.

Recent national and international reports have exposed several incidents of racism in professional sport.

When players speak out against racism, they are often retaliated against and can be isolated and marginalized by other players and coaches and may not be assigned as much playing time after reporting racist behaviours in white-dominated sport. This, in turn, has significant and damaging effects on racialized players because they become less competitive for professional sport when their pitch- and ice-time are curtailed.

Articles

Talking to your kids about racism – How to start the important conversation and keep it going
UNICEF
https://www.unicef.org/parenting/talking-to-your-kids-about-racism

How to Talk Honestly With Children About Racism
Public Broadcasting Service (PBS)
https://www.pbs.org/parents/thrive/how-to-talk-honestly-with-children-about-racism

How to talk to kids about racism: An age-by-age guide
Today’s Parent
https://www.todaysparent.com/family/parenting/how-to-talk-to-kids-about-racism-an-age-by-age-guide/

Resource Lists

Best Practices and Toolkits
Elmwood Community Resource Centre
http://elmwoodcrc.ca/best-practices/

Books, videos and websites to help people learn about the forms of racism, about racial privilege, and what it means to be anti-racist.
Winnipeg Public Library
https://guides.wpl.winnipeg.ca/racism

Family Tipsheet: How to Talk to Your Child About Racism
Holland Bloorview
https://hollandbloorview.ca/services/family-workshops-resources/family-resource-centre/online-family-resources-centre/talk-about-racism

Anti-Racism and Diversity Resources
Queen’s University Faculty of Education
https://educ.queensu.ca/anti-racism-and-diversity-resources

Resources for Talking About Race, Racism and Racialized Violence with Kids
Center for Racial Justice in Education
https://centerracialjustice.org/resources/resources-for-talking-about-race-racism-and-racialized-violence-with-kids/

Resources for Race, Equity, Anti-Racism, and Inclusion
We Need Diverse Books
https://diversebooks.org/resources-for-race-equity-and-inclusion/

Your Kids Aren’t Too Young to Talk about Race: Resource Roundup
Pretty Good
https://www.prettygooddesign.org/blog/Blog%20Post%20Title%20One-5new4

Anti-Racism Resources
Sport Information Resource Centre
https://sirc.ca/anti-racism-resources/

Teaching Resources

https://www.naeyc.org/resources/pubs/yc/may2018/teaching-learning-race-and-racism

Creating Racism-Free Schools through Critical/Courageous Conversations on Race
Manitoba Education and Training Indigenous Inclusion Directorate
https://www.edu.gov.mb.ca/k12/docs/support/racism_free/full_doc.pdf

Anti-Oppression/Anti-Racism Resources for Educators
Queen’s University Faculty of Education
https://educ.queensu.ca/sites/webpublish.queensu.ca.educwww/files/files/ScholarStrike%20Resources%20FINAL1.pdf

Teaching for Diversity
University of Alberta Faculty of Education
http://teach4diversity.ca

Let’s Talk Race and Racism
Canadian Cultural Mosaic Foundation
https://www.slideshare.net/CanadianCMF/lets-talk-race-and-racism

Resources for teaching about Indigenous Peoples of Canada
National Council for the Social Studies
https://www.socialstudies.org/sites/default/files/resources_-_indigenous_peoples_of_canada.pdf

Kindergarten-Grade 12 Indigenous Lesson Plans and Pedagogies
University of British Columbia Library
https://guides.library.ubc.ca/indigenous_ed_k12/lessonplansandpedagogies

Infusing Indigenous Perspectives in K-12 Teaching
Ontario Institute for Studies in Education
https://guides.library.utoronto.ca/indigenouseducation/lessonplans

Indigenous Education K-12
Lakehead University Library
https://libguides.lakeheadu.ca/c.php?g=706710&p=5031459

Learning for Justice
Southern Poverty Law Centre
https://www.learningforjustice.org/

Podcasts

Talking Race With Young Children
NPR
https://www.npr.org/2019/04/24/716700866/talking-race-with-young-children

Shows

Let’s Talk – How to Talk to Kids About Race
PBS
https://www.pbs.org/show/lets-talk/episodes/season/1/

Book Lists
An Anti-Racist Children’s and Young Adults Reading List
Publishers Weekly
https://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/childrens/childrens-book-news/article/83549-a-children-s-and-ya-anti-racist-reading-list.html

Raising and Teaching Anti-Racist Kids
Ontario Institute for Studies in Education Library News
https://wordpress.oise.utoronto.ca/librarynews/2020/06/04/raising-and-teaching-anti-racist-kids/

https://www.embracerace.org/resources/where-to-find-diverse-childrens-books

Looking for Excellent Diverse Books for Children? Start Here!
EmbraceRace
https://www.embracerace.org/resources/where-to-find-diverse-childrens-books

Anti-Racist Children’s Books
The Conscious Kid https://www.theconsciouskid.org/antiracist-childrens-books

Audio Books

A Kids Book About Racism
Jelani Memory
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LnaltG5N8nE&feature=youtu.be

Books (Young Adult/Adult)

Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? – Beverly Daniel Tatum

The ABC’s of Diversity: Helping Kids (and Ourselves!) Embrace our Differences – Carolyn B. Helsel and Y. Joy Harris-Smith

This Book is Anti-Racist – Tiffany Jewell and Aurelia Durand

Books (Baby/Kids)

Resist – 40 Profiles of Ordinary People Who Rose Up Against Tyranny and Injustice – Veronica Chambers

Hey Black Child – Useni Eugene Perkins

My Hair – Danielle Murrell Cox

Follow Your Dreams, Little One – Vashti Harrison

Dream Big, Little One – Vashti Harrison

Antiracist Baby – Ibram X. Kendi

A is for Activist – Innosanto Nagara

Woke Baby – Mahogany L. Browne

No! My First Book of Protest – Julie Merberg

All Are Welcome – Alexandra Penfold

New Kid – Jerry Craft

Let’s Talk about Race – Julius Lester

Sulwe – Lupita Nyong’o

I Am Enough – Grace Byers

I Am Every Good Thing – Derrick Barnes

Dear Black Boy – Martellus Bennett