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Here at Rushbrook we take our Golden Values, Attitudes, Awareness, Aspiration and Action seriously and so do not tolerate Racism in any form.

Talking to Children about Race and Racism

It is never too early to talk to your child about race, acceptance and equality and to introduce diversity in to their lives. To help start these conversations, please see below a list of resources you may find helpful and useful.

If you know of something else you think we should include, please do contact the school and let us know.


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Racial Literacy for Adults

  • Brit(ish) On Race, Identity and Belonging Afua Hirsch – Sunday Times bestseller that reveals the uncomfortable truth about race and identity in Britain today.
  • Natives: Race and Class in the Ruins of Empire by Akala – a book which focuses on the divisions in society, particularly in terms of class and race, is hip-hop artist and writer Akala’s fantastic book Natives, a blend of autobiography and political history that holds up a mirror to contemporary Britain.
  • Why I’m No Longer Talking About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge – For years, racism has been defined by the violence of far-right extremists, but a more insidious kind of prejudice can be found where many least expect it – at the heart of respectable society.
  • White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism, a 2018 book written by Robin DiAngelo about race relations in the United States.
  • Wish We Knew What To Say – talking to children about race by Dr Pragya Agarwal – A vital book that equips adults to have conversations about race and racism with young people, ensuring we are all playing our part to raise the next generations as anti-racist
  • I Heard What You Said – Jeffrey Boakye

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