Diverse Books and resources for families

Admitted But Left out

During the 2011-12 school year, 29.8 percent of children at the city's private schools were minority students, including African-American, Hispanic and Asian children, according to the National Association of Independent Schools, up from 21.4 percent a decade ago. In this article New York Times, finance correspondent, Jenny Anderson, focuses on economic issues as why students of color can feel disenfranchised at elite private schools.

What White Children Need to Know About Race

This article discusses the things that white children in the U.S. need to know about race. It outlines the difference between active and passive white racial socialization as well as elaborates the role of schools in such socialization. It notes that white children should be oriented that taking about race is not racist and that race is an essential part of one's identity. It also suggests the need to create a positive white identity that allows white students to move toward it.

Engaging the Racial Elephant

This article presents research aimed at determining the role of leadership on racial literacy in the improvement of schools. It cites the unacknowledged silence about the racial disparities in school climate generated by the dominant culture that undermines the experiences of teachers of color. The research reveals that the experiences of teachers of color in independent school are mixed. It also notes that leadership engages in proactive diversity initiatives and responds to racial conflict.