The San Mateo County Office of Education stands in solidarity with those experiencing racism and injustice and call upon educators to seek change on behalf of San Mateo County students. Below are resources to eradicate institutional racism in our schools and close racial equity gaps in San Mateo County.

Creating Antiracist Districts and Schools

Getting Started

Anti-Racist Work in Schools: Are You in it for the Long Haul? (Teaching Tolerance)
In the wake of Black Lives Matter protests, educators and schools across the nation are planning anti-racist work. How will you ensure your school isn’t just going through the motions?

Talking About Race (National Museum Of African American History And Culture) 
Talking about race, although hard, is necessary. Here are tools and guidance to empower your journey and inspire conversation.

Digging Deeper

Reading Towards Abolition: A Reading List on Policing, Rebellion, and Criminalization of Blackness (The Abusable Past)
A list of collected resources for teaching, learning, and acting.

Social Identities and Systems of Oppression (National Museum of African American History and Culture)
Systems of oppression are individual, institutional, and societal and their effects on people have a long history deeply rooted in American culture. Explore your own social identities and how privilege and oppression impact American society.

Additional Resources

Resources for Educators

Niambi Clay

Executive Director, Equity, Social Justice and Inclusion

Email: nclay@smcoe.org

Phone: (650) 802-5553