Learn more about systemic racism and how you can help advance equity in your community.
What is Systemic Racism?
Systemic racism is both a theoretical concept and a reality. As a theory, it is premised on the research-supported claim that the United States was founded as a racist society, that racism is thus embedded in all social institutions, structures, and social relations within our society.
- Systemic Racism Explained (act.tv)
- Glossary for Understanding the Dismantling of Structural Racism (The Aspen Institute)
Advancing Equity tools for Early Educators
- Advancing Equity Initiative (NAEYC)
- Advancing Equity: Maximizing Learning in Diverse Classrooms (NAEYC)
- Embracing Equity: Helping All Children Reach Their Full Potential (NAEYC)
- Equity Starts Early: Addressing Racial Inequities in Child Care and Early Education Policy (CLASP)
- Leading with Equity - Early Childhood Educators Make it Personal (NAEYC)
- Race & Ethnicity (Teaching Tolerance)
- Recommendations for Early Childhood Educators (NAEYC)
- Recommendations for Early Education Administrators (NAEYC)
- Teaching Resources (Teaching for Change)
Resources for Families & the Community
- Action Guides (Embrace Race)
- Anti-Racism Resources List (ACEs Connection)
- Tip Sheets (Racial Equity Tools)
- The Impact of Racism on Child and Adolescent Health (AAP)