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Racial Justice Amongst COVID-19




The COVID-19 pandemic has reached unprecedented levels in our nation. which has touched every facet of our lives. As COVID-19 continues to dictate our daily interactions we cannot ignore the disparate impacts that have overwhelmed communities of color, and families at or below the poverty line.


COVID-19 has helped to shine a spotlight on decades of inequality, racism and neglect that have plagued these communities for generations. This crisis requires us all to not abandon the basic tenets of racial justice but to remain steadfast and committed to ending all forms of oppression. The time to act is now. 


The following Racial Justice Resources will assist in supporting our diverse communities in this time of crisis:


NEA Resources (click on each title to go to the link):


Racial Justice Resources:

The resources below have been reviewed by the Center for Social Justice and highlight the various inequities in our society that have been exacerbated as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. All the information and opinions contained in these resources do not reflect that of the National Education Association.


Organization/ Network: Teaching Tolerance

Resource Title, Link, and Topic:

How to Respond to Coronavirus Racism (click on the title to go to the link)

Lesson on how to speak up against racism and xenophobia.

Speaking Up Against Around the New Coronavirus

Lesson on how to speak up against racism and xenophobia.

Supporting Students Through Coronavirus

Coronavirus student support resources.

Beyond the Golden Rule

A parent's guide to preventing and responding to prejudice


Organization/ Network: Race Equity Tools

Resource Title, Link, and Topic:

COVID-19 Racial Equity & Social Justice Resources

Collection of COVID-19 racial justice resources.


Organization/ Network: National Association of School Psychologists

Resource Title, Link, and Topic:

Countering COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Stigma and Racism: Tips for Parents and Caregivers

Methods for parents and caregivers to help support children.


Organization/ Network: The Opportunity Agenda

Resource Title, Link, and Topic:

Talking About COVID-19: A Call for Racial, Economic, and Health Equity

Disproportionate impact on low-income communities and communities of color.


Organization/ Network: Asian Pacific Policy and Planning Council

Resource Title, Link, and Topic:

Stop AAIPI Hate: Form to Report Hate Crimes Against Asian

Racism incident report form.


Organization/ Network: NAACP

Resource Title, Link, and Topic:

Ten Equity Implications of the Coronavirus COVID-19 Outbreak in the United States

Disproportionate impact on low-income communities and communities of color.


Organization/ Network: Asian Americans Advancing Justice

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Coronavirus/COVID-19 Resources to Stand Against Racism

Methods to stand-up against racism and report discrimination.


Organization/ Network: Color of Change

Resource Title, Link, and Topic:

Color of Change: Coronavirus Poses Racial Justice Concerns in Every Aspect of Society

Economic, civic (voting), and criminal justice impact COVID-19 has on black communities.


Organization/ Network: Newsone

Resource Title, Link, and Topic:

How Coronavirus Affects Black People: Civil Rights Groups Call Out Racial Health Disparities

Impact of COVID-19 on black communities.


Organization/ Network: New York Times

Resource Title, Link, and Topic:

Checkpoints, Curfews, Airlifts: Virus Rips Through Navajo Nation

Impact of COVID-19 on the Navajo Nation.


Organization/ Network: American Assoc. For Suicide Prevention

Resource Title, Link, and Topic:

Resources for Mental Health and COVID-19

Impact of COVID-19 on mental health.


Organization/ Network: Harvard Business Review

Resource Title, Link, and Topic:

How to Be an Inclusive Leader through a Crisis

How leaders can respond to COVID-19.


Organization/ Network: American Progress

Resource Title, Link, and Topic:

The Economic Fallout of Coronavirus for People of Color

Economic impact of COVID-19 on people of color.


Organization/ Network: KQED (San Francisco)

Resource Title, Link, and Topic:

Four Core Priorities for Trauma Informed Distance Learning

Methods for trauma informed distance learning.


Organization/ Network: EdSurge

Resource Title, Link, and Topic:

Teachers are Anxious and Overwhelmed. They need SEL Now More than Ever

Social emotional learning strategies during COVID-19.


Organization/ Network: embracerace.org

Resource Title, Link, and Topic:

Disproportionate Racial Impact of COVID-19

COVID-19's impact on races (Asian, Black, Latinx, Tribal Nations, etc.).


Organization/ Network: The Guardian

Resource Title, Link, and Topic:

It’s a Racial Justice Issue: Black Americans Dying in Greater Numbers from COVID-19

Increased death rate for Black Americans due to COVID-19.


Organization/ Network: League of United Latin American Citizens

Resource Title, Link, and Topic:

Children, Teens and Families

Resources for Latinx children and families to combat the impact of COVID-19.

Organization/ Network: Learning Policy Institute

Resource Title, Link, and Topic: COVID-19 and School Funding: What to Expect and What You Can Do

COVID-19's impact on school budgets.


Organization/ Network: Learning Forward

Resource Title, Link, and Topic:

Supporting Equity for English Learners during the Coronavirus Pandemic

Equity supports for English learners.


Organization/ Network: Culturally Responsive Education HUB

Resource Title, Link, and Topic:

Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Remote Education

Culturally responsive remote education.


Organization/ Network: Nonprofit Quarterly

Resource Title, Link, and Topic:

COVID-19: Using a Racial Justice Lens Now to Transform Our Future

How to utilize a racial justice lens.


Organization/ Network: K. Sabeel Rahman | Demos

Resource Title, Link, and Topic:

COVID-19 and the Crises of Racial Capitalism

5 core problems of the COVID-19 crises and how they impact people of color.


Organization/ Network: MAEC

Resource Title, Link, and Topic:

A Conversation with Students: How COVID019 is Affecting their Educational Experience

Audio recording of students speaking on how COVID-19 has impacted their education.

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