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A Wealth of Information to See at Talking About Race

With all of the activity lately surrounding race relations, police brutality and protests across the country, many discussions are happening over a wide array of topics. The National Museum of African-American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. recently launched a new website filled with incredible information called “Talking About Race.” Leading experts, activists, historians and more from around the world contributed to the information, topics and programs on Talking About Race. Explore over 100 multi-media resources tailored for individuals, parents, educators and more. It’s free to use with no requirements for registration or sign-up.

The interim director of the museum, Spencer Crew, says, “The portal offers a wealth of resources to inform and guide discussions—videos, role-playing exercises, targeted questions and more.”

Photo Credit: Risa Dixon (Smithsonian)

Some of the topics covered by the website include:

  • Bias
  • Race and Racial Identity
  • The Historical Foundations of Race
  • Being Anti-Racist
  • Community Building
  • Whiteness
  • Social Identities and Systems of Oppression
  • Self-Care

These are the subjects released in Phase One of this campaign. Crew says, “We hope that people will use this site to become more comfortable about engaging in honest dialogue and self-reflection.”

 

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