PS 188Q Family Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) May Newsletter 2

ATTENTION PS188Q COMMUNITY PS188 DEI FOCUS for May2022

Race & Ethnicity – Quote

We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we belong to one human race. –Kofi Annan

Affirmation & Empowerment

I AM NOT MY HAIR

I AM NOT MY SKIN

I am the Soul

THAT LIVES WITHIN

India Arie

Spotlight – Race & Ethnicity

Picture of the book, a kid's book about racism.
A Kid’s Book About Racism by Jelani Memory

A kid’s book with a clear description of what racism is, how it makes people feel when they experience it, and how to spot it when it happens. This is one conversation that’s never too early to start, and this book was written to be an introduction for kids on the topic.

A Kid’s Book about Racism – Amazon Link

Click Book Read Aloud Link for a YouTube video of the book.

Picture if a little girl with an open lunchbox showing her native food.
The Yuckiest Lunchbox By Debbie Man

“The Yuckiest Lunch Box” is a fun and unique diversity and inclusion story that shows the importance of looking beyond cultural differences and accepting one another, no matter where we’re from. This empowering and uplifting tale encourages young children to be proud of where they come from, and be curious about their heritage.

The Yuckiest Lunch – Amazon Link

Click Book Read Aloud Link for a YouTube video of the book.

Discussion Questions   

  • What characteristics make all people similar?
  • What would it be like if everyone looked, acted, and dressed the same way?
  • How important are similarities and differences among people? 
  • How, if ever, did any adult give you help thinking about racial or ethnic differences?

Definition: What is Race & Ethnicity?

Race – any one of the groups that humans are often divided into based on physical traits regarded as common among people of shared ancestry.

Source: Merriam-Webster Dictionary

Ethnicity – A category of people who share a cultural background such as language, location, and religion.

Source: sociologydictionary.org

Learn more about Human Bias

https://nmaahc.si.edu/learn/talking-about-race/topics/bias

Resources & Links

To learn more about Race and Ethnicity, please visit these links:[1] [2] 

        EmbraceRace.org has information on many topics

(Multiracial children)

(Difference between Race and Ethnicity)

(Parenting Guides on Race and Racism)

How to Talk to Kids about Race/Racismhttps://www.today.com/parenting-guides/how-talk-kids-about-race-racism-t179138