Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Like many of you, we’ve been paying close attention to the protests and demonstrations against the systemic and institutional racism in this country. To be clear, the West Bloomfield School District does not tolerate racism or injustice of any kind. We believe in equity, diversity and unity for all.
To our Black families, you are not invisible. We see you, we hear you and we are here for you.
To our Black students, you matter. Your life matters. Your education, health and prosperity matter.
Even though we may be apart, we stand together against the injustices, police brutality and racism facing the black community in this country.
Black Lives Matter and we stand with you during these difficult times.
Together we are Team WB.
The protest, demonstrations and community conversations have left us reflective about some of our district’s blind spots. Moving forward next school year we plan to have rich dialogue and in depth training with members of our school community so all feel included in our educational spaces.
That is why we are asking all of you to join us in our strong opposition to racism and discrimination. Furthermore, we will strengthen race relations and promote equity because we are #WBSTRONG.
- Where Change Started - Self Guided Education to Becoming Anti Racist
- The 1619 Project
- Project Implicit - Harvard’s Implicit Bias Test
- Institutionalized Racism: A Syllabus
- Being Antiracist- National Museum of African American History & Culture
- Framing Brave Conversations about Race
- The Case for Reparations by Ta-Nehisi Coates
- The Subtle Linguistics of Polite White Supremacy - Yawo Brown
- White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack Peggy McIntosh
- The Year I Gave Up White Comfort: An Ode to my White “Friends” on Being Better to Black Womxn - Rachel Ricketts
- How a Mother Protects her Black Teenage Son from the World
- A History of Race and Racism in America, in 24 Chapters- Ibram X. Kendi
- What Did you Just Say? A Guide for responding to Racist comments
- What is White Privilege, Really? - Cory Collins
- How Soil Acts as a Living Witness to Racial Violence- Leanna First-Arai
- How white women use strategic tears to silence women of colour- Ruby Hamad