What ‘White Privilege’ Really Means
An interview with Naomi Zack, a philosopher of race.
Black Children Face the Most Barriers to Success in America
From birth, the average black child in America is at a relative disadvantage.
60 Years After ‘Brown’, School Diversity More Complex Than Ever
Schools remain highly segregated after Brown v. Board of Education struck down ‘separate but equal.’
How ‘Impermanence’ Can Help Us All Get Along
New research suggests there might be a way to combat our innate tribalism.
The Importance of Multicultural Education
Multicultural curricula boosts success at school and in life.
Students Learn to Toggle Between Dialects
Language program focuses on ‘code switching’ from home dialect to standard American English.
Three-Quarters of Whites Don’t Have Any Non-White Friends
A study shows that Americans’ social circles remain highly segregated.
White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack
Living as a white person in America is to carry a package of unearned benefits.
The Tale of Two Schools
Students in two very different New York City schools tell each other’s stories.
Building Resilience Among Black Boys
Psychologists help black boys capitalize on their strengths, in part by giving them strategies to recognize and respond to racism.
The Other Boston Busing Story
Adult former METCO students share the gains they made and the challenges they faced participating in the program.
The Shame of the Nation
Public school resegregation is a ‘national horror hidden in plain view,’ writes this educator and public education activist.
Desmond and the Very Mean Word
Based on a true story from Desmond Tutu’s childhood in South Africa.
Henry Aaron’s Dream
The powerful tale of a kid from the segregated south who would become baseball’s home-run king.
My Name is Maria Isabel
The hardest thing about being the new girl in school is that the teacher doesn’t call her by her real name.
Native American siblings are sent to a government-mandated boarding school common in the US until the 1970s.
Where the Mountain Meets the Moon
A girl helps to change her family’s fortune in this fantasy crossed with Chinese folklore.
The Watsons Go to Birmingham
The fictional account of an African-American family with factual events of the violent summer of 1963.
I Lost My Tooth in Africa
A charming story about losing a first tooth while visiting family in Mali.
Boys Without Names
A young Indian boy locked in a sweatshop making beaded frames with five other scared children.
Just a Minute!
A tribute to Mexican culture that introduces counting in English and Spanish.
1621: A New Look at Thanksgiving
A more historically accurate version of the harvest celebration in 1621.