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10 Principles for Talking About Race in School

Creating space to talk about race can open powerful learning for you and your students. These tips can help you make race conversations normal, constructive and successful.


It's easier and safer to avoid talking about racism with students and colleagues.


Silence and inaction reinforce the status quo, and tells students of color that racism doesn't matter.
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The National Education Association (NEA), the nation's largest professional employee organization, is committed to advancing the cause of public education. NEA's 3 million members work at every level of education—from pre-school to university graduate programs. NEA has affiliate organizations in every state and in more than 14,000 communities across the United States.