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Let's Talk About Race

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I have been wanting to read this book with my students forever and I am so glad I finally was able to do that. As the trial of Derek Chauvin unfolds and news reports the death of yet another unarmed Black man shot and killed by police near Minneapolis, there has never been a more urgent need for honest dialogue around race in America. If we ever want to make the world a place where everyone is valued, young people must ask themselves these questions and develop empathy for those who are different.

This guide has been updated for 2023 because of the fresh insight into terminology from the Race at Work 2021 survey, and the rapidly changing pace of language around race inclusion in the UK. This is an excellent book, written by one of the most consistently great authors that I have ever read. For all ebook purchases, you will be prompted to create an account or login with your existing HarperCollins username and password.My 4 year old enjoyed answering the questions in the book as though she was having a conversation with the narrator. Every teacher needs to take racism seriously and push for a more diverse and representative education system. He mentions that sometimes people think they are better than someone because of how much money their parents make or the size of their house. These toolkits offer know-how such as context, definitions, and issues at play, practical measures and tactics at hand that will help to develop a much needed anti-racist culture at UCL. Let’s Talk Race confronts why white people struggle to talk about race, why we need to own this problem, and how we can learn to do the work ourselves and stop expecting Black people to do it for us.

Janeen Wilson is a Dramatherapist, Cognitive Behaviour Psychotherapist, Clinical Supervisor and Lecturer with over 18 years experience working with clients of all ages in areas such as the NHS, Education, Theatre and Forensics. You may just be starting to think about your role and ability to impact others, or, you may be further along on your journey. Where I think this book falls short, in no small part because it was published in 2005, is in not also taking a hot minute to celebrate race. This text can build knowledge on diversity because it explains that at lot of people judge others based on their race and skin color and this book lets children know that you shouldn't judge someone based on their race and skin color. To more accurately understand how race and its counterpart, racism, are woven into the very fabric of American society, we must explore the history of how race, white privilege, and anti-blackness came to be.

In a seven-part series, they interview guests about their experiences of race and racism, and share stories, perspectives and ideas. Julius then talks about how we are so much more than our race and tells us some of the things he likes to do. UCL’s Let’s talk about Race campaign focuses on race education, increasing reporting of racial harassment and developing anti-racist approaches to change.

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