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NHI Resources on the Impact of Racism on Child Development


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Helpful Resources on the Impact of Racism on Child Development


Beverly Daniel Tatum, Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? (book, 2003)


Children's Defense Fund, America's Cradle-to-Prison Pipeline Report (Children's Defense Fund, Oct 10, 2007)


Joel Spring, Deculturalization and the Struggle for Equality: A Brief History of the Education of Dominated Cultures in the United States (book, Feb 2009)


Tony Dokoupil, What Adopting a White Girl Taught One Black Family (Newsweek Magazine, Apr 22, 2009)


Robin Nixon, Individuals with Rare Disorder Have No Racial Biases (Live Science, Apr 12, 2010) how social anxiety is at the root of race perception, showing the importance of dealing with fear


Lisa Wade, The Hookup Elites: Not Everyone in College is Hooking Up - Mostly White and Wealthy (Slate, Jul 19, 2013)


Chris Hayes, When Will White Moderates Condemn Dangerous White Culture? (MSNBC news, Jul 30, 2013)


Tracy Connor, Many Americans Have No Friends Outside Their Race (NBC news, Aug 8, 2013)


Rodney Carmichael, Is White Student Disengagement a Problem at Georgia State University? (Fresh Loaf, Sep 5, 2013)


Ryan Kearney, White People Love Hiking.  Minorities Don't.  Here's Why (New Republic, Sep 6, 2013)


Rebecca Savastio, KKK Member Walks up to Black Musician in Bar-but Itís Not a Joke, and What Happens Next Will Astound You (Las Vegas Guardian Express, Nov 20, 2013)


Maggie McGrath, The Challenge of Being Poor at America's Richest Colleges (Forbes, Nov 27, 2013)


Enuma Okoro, Why I Wouldn't See "12 Years a Slave" With a White Person (The Atlantic, Nov 27, 2013)


Cecilia Flores, How Racism Affects Our Community (Boston) (Piktochart, 2014)


Marcie Blanco, Wharton Study Shows the Shocking Result When Women and Minorities Email Their Professors (PolicyMic, May 1, 2014)


Anonymous, BC Students Are Men and Women for Others...Just Not on Yik Yak (BC Heights, May 4, 2014)


Helen Wan, The Surprising Racial Bias Against Asians (CNN, May 20, 2014)


Jesse Singal, Scarcity Might Make People More Racist (New York Magazine, Jun 9, 2014)


Francie Latour, Hiking While Black: The Untold Story [of Black Conservationists] (Boston Globe, Jun 20, 2014)


Christopher Ingraham, Three Quarters of Whites Don't Have Any Non-White Friends (Washington Post, Aug 25, 2014)


Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, How Childhood Trauma Affects Health Across a Lifetime (TED Talk, Sep 2014) re: when a child experiences abuse, neglect, parental mental illness, substance abuse, incarceration, separation or divorce, domestic violence


Black Girl Nerds, Racial Discrimination & Resignation of Dr. Misee Harris - An Open Letter to Media (Black Girl Nerds, Sep 12, 2014)


Brittney Cooper, The Racial Parenting Divide: What Adrian Peterson Reveals About Black vs. White Child-Rearing (Salon, Sep 16, 2014)


Caitlin MacNeal, The Republicans In 'Republicans Are People Too' Ad Are All Stock Photos (TPM, Oct 1, 2014)


Liza Mundy, Cracking the Bamboo Ceiling: Can Asian American Men Learn from Lean In? (The Atlantic, Oct 14, 2014)


Will Bunch, Smiling Black Woman Next to Corbett on His Website Was Photoshopped (, Oct 16, 2014)


Lawrence Otis Graham, I Taught My Black Kids That Their Elite Upbringing Would Protect Them from Discrimination. I Was Wrong. (Washington Post, Nov 6, 2014)


Jacqueline Woodson, The Pain of the Watermelon Joke (NY Times, Nov 28, 2014)


Mary C. Curtis, When GOP Staffer Put Obama Children ĎAt a Bar,í It Continued American Tradition of Trashing Black Femalesí Morality (Washington Post, Dec 2, 2014)


Sean McElwee, Millenials Are Less Racially Tolerant Than You Think (New Yorker Magazine, Jan 8, 2015)


Jesse Singal, What Happens When Minority Kids Are Taught Not to Talk About Race (New York Magazine, Aug 17, 2015)


Daniel Cox, Juhem Navarro-Rivera, Robert P. Jones, Race, Religion, and Political Affiliation of Americansí Core Social Networks (PRRI, Aug 3, 2016)


Radiolab, Inner Voices (Radiolab, Nov 2016) about student performance when gender or race trigger words are used or not


Vox, Why Blackface is Still Part of Dutch Christmas (Vox, Dec 1, 2016)


Leila Morsy and Richard Rothstein, Mass Incarceration and Childrenís Outcomes: Criminal Justice Policy is Education Policy (Economic Policy Institute, Dec 15, 2016)


Melinda D. Anderson, Why the Myth of Meritocracy Hurts Kids of Color (The Atlantic, Jul 27, 2017)


Sunbeam Television, Study: Massachusetts Single Parents Spend More Than 70 Percent of Income on Child Care (News 7 Boston, Dec 27, 2017)


Emily Badger, Claire Cain Miller, Adam Pearce, and Kevin Quealy, Extensive Data Shows Punishing Reach of Racism for Black Boys (NY Times, Mar 19, 2018)


Alvin Chang, Living in a Poor Neighborhood Changes Everything About Your Life (Vox, Apr 4, 2018)


William Saletan, Stop Talking About Race and IQ (Slate, Apr 27, 2018) and Caroline Kitchener and Karen Yuan, Race, Genetics, and Scientific Freedom (The Atlantic, Apr 30, 2018)


Ashley Fetters, The Exceptional Cruelty of a No-Hugging Policy (The Atlantic, Jun 20, 2018) and Charlie Baily and Schuyler Henderson, The Clinical Case for Keeping Families Together (The Atlantic, Jun 20, 2018)


Annie Lowrey, How America Treats Its Own Children (The Atlantic, Jun 21, 2018)


Shanita Hubbard, The Heartbreak of Raising a Black Daughter in a Red State (NY Times, Jul 21, 2018)


Meagan Flynn, Texas Judge Strikes Down Adoption Law to Keep Native American Children Within Tribe (UK Independent, Oct 11, 2018)

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