Minnesota Homeschoolers’ Alliance stands in solidarity with the families who have lost loved ones to police brutality, as well as with the community members who rise up to demand justice.
When tragic events unfold in our community, it can be hard as a parent to determine how best to talk with our children about these important issues. As with the unlawful shooting of Amir Locke, his heartbreaking death shook not just the Minneapolis community, but communities around the country.
Minnesota Homeschoolers’ Alliance recognizes that parents may be looking for resources to help support home education–for themselves and for their learners–at this time.
We hope the following resources will help you and your students learn and take action, and recognize and do the necessary work to ensure equity in all our communities. These resources are by no means all-inclusive of the subject nor are they the only resources available. However, they may serve well as a starting point for those wanting to include social justice topics into their home curriculum
*Note: These resources may be triggering for specific communities.
- Read and discuss – What We Lose When We Get Defensive
- Read and discuss – Inviting Complexity: Resisting Individualism and Acknowledging Intersectional Frames
- Listen and discuss ‘There Is No Neutral’: ‘Nice White People’ Can Still Be Complicit In A Racist Society
- NPR’s Code Switch podcast
- Blink, by Malcolm Gladwell
- Between the World and Me, by Ta-Nehisi Coates
- The Center for Racial Justice in Education: Resources for Talking about Racialized Violence with Kids
- Justice in June Curriculum
- Ruderman Foundation’s paper on police brutality and people with disabilities: Media Study on Police Brutality and Disability
- Police brutality and the LGBTQ+ community: Impact of Incarceration and Brutality on LGBTQ+ Community
- Police brutality and domestic violence: Police Brutality and Domestic Violence
Children and Teenagers