21 Anti-Racism Videos To Share With Kids

  1. “Something Happened in Our Town” by Marianne Celano, Marietta Collins, and Ann Hazzard

This animated video follows two families – one Black and one White – as they discuss a police shooting and racial injustice in their city.

  1. “Let’s Talk About Race” by Julius Lester

In this video, author Julius Lester explores the concept of race and encourages open conversations with children to promote understanding and empathy.

  1. “Skin Deep” by Franck Matellini

This thought-provoking video showcases people of different races and ethnicities sharing their personal experiences with racism and discrimination.

  1. “A Kids Book About Racism” by Jelani Memory

Jelani Memory presents this video adaptation of his book, which educates children about the history and effects of racism in simple and accessible language.

  1. “The Colors of Us” by Karen Katz

Based on the book by Karen Katz, this video celebrates diversity as a young girl explores and appreciates the different shades of skin color in her community.

  1. “Amazing Grace” by Mary Hoffman

Through the story of Grace, a young African-American girl, this video promotes the

importance of embracing individuality and breaking stereotypes.

  1. “Racism: A History” by BBC

This documentary dives into the history of racism, tracing its roots and exploring its impact on society throughout different time periods.

  1. “Racism: “The Real Cost of Segregation” by VICE News

VICE News explores the effects of racial segregation on communities, education, and opportunities in America.

  1. “Genesis Begins Again” by Alicia D. Williams

This video tells the story of a young girl named Genesis as she confronts colorism and learns to embrace her unique identity.

  1. “Something Beautiful” by Sharon Dennis Wyeth

This heartwarming video follows a young girl as she realizes that beauty comes in different forms and shouldn’t be limited to societal standards.

  1. “The Sneetches” by Dr. Seuss

Based on Dr. Seuss’ popular book, this animated video teaches children about the absurdity of discrimination and the importance of acceptance.

  1. “Through My Eyes: Ruby Bridges” by Ruby Bridges

Ruby Bridges shares her personal experiences as the first African-American child to attend an all-White elementary school in New Orleans.

  1. 1 “Martin’s Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.” by Doreen Rappaport

This video tells the inspiring story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his powerful words of peace, equality, and justice.

  1. “Let’s Dance” by Valerie Bolling

Featuring a diverse cast of children, this video celebrates different cultural dances and encourages viewers to appreciate and respect various traditions.

  1. “The Colors of Us” by Angie Thomas

Bestselling author Angie Thomas discusses the importance of representation and diversity in literature and encourages young readers to see themselves in the books they read.

  1. “Race: The Power of an Illusion” by PBS

This educational series explores the concept of race and challenges the idea of biological differences while highlighting the social construct of race.

  1. “Separate is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and Her Family’s Fight for Desegregation”

by Duncan Tonatiuh

Based on true events, this video tells the story of Sylvia Mendez and her family’s fight against segregation in California schools.

  1. “That’s Not Fair! Emma Tenayuca’s Struggle for Justice” by Carmen Tafolla

This video highlights the courageous actions of Emma Tenayuca, a Mexican-American activist who fought for workers’ rights and equality in San Antonio.

  1. “We March” by Shane W. Evans

Through powerful illustrations, this video presents the story of a young African-American boy participating in the historic March on Washington led by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

  1. “The Skin You Live In” by Michael Tyler

With catchy rhymes and vibrant illustrations, this video celebrates diversity and encourages children to embrace their own unique features and skin color.

  1. “You Matter” by Christian Robinson

This video reminds children that they are important and valued, regardless of their race or background, promoting inclusivity and self-worth.

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