Race and Anti-Racism
Because Penn Charter is a microcosm of the society in which we live, we are not immune to the imperfections of the world. The stories of racism, inequity and injustice that PC students and alumni of color are sharing about their experience have impacted us deeply. More importantly, their testimonies indicate to us that we still have a great deal of work to do. Given this sense of urgency:
- We asked all faculty and staff to complete summer professional development related to diversity, equity and inclusion as outlined here.
- During opening meetings and throughout the school year, professional learning groups will be formed to discuss how the videos and articles impacted us personally and how they will inform our teaching content, pedagogy and interactions with students.
- Post Traumatic Slave Disorder by Joy DeGruy Leary (1:21:16)
- How Studying Privilege Systems Can Strengthen Compassion | Peggy McIntosh at TEDxTimberlaneSchools (18:26)
- Robin DiAngelo discusses 'White Fragility' (1:23:30)
- “What Anti-Racist Teachers Do Differently" by Pirette McKamey |Atlantic (June 17, 2020)
- “Who Gets to Be Afraid in America?” by Ibram X. Kendi | Atlantic (May 12, 2020)
- ”White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack” by Peggy McIntosh
- “From White Racist to White Anti-Racist: The Life-Long Journey” by Tena Okun
Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome, Revised Edition: America's Legacy of Enduring Injury and Healing by Joy DeGruy Leary (For Faculty and Administrators of Color)
White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo
The Person You Mean to Be: How Good People Fight Bias by Dolly Chugh
Contact Antonio Williams, Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.