Resources to Address Racism and Racial Violence

George Floyd with daughter Gianna
George Floyd with his daughter Gianna

Tragically, once again, we as a nation are confronted with the unprovoked killing of Black Americans. The deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor are recent reminders of the unequal lives we live based on race and gender. NCFR grieves for this unnecessary loss of life and is committed to sharing the resources we can bring to bear that may help you, and the families you serve, in addressing these traumatic events and persisting to build a more just and anti-racist society. This will not be our final offering, as we will continue to assemble additional resources. It will also not be the final message we send as an organization as we develop policy statements that speak to the grotesque inequalities in health and life opportunities that are a reality in our country today.

We are grateful for the critical work you all do as scholars, educators, and practitioners in the service of families. We encourage you to use these resources with your colleagues in Family Science and related disciplines as we continue the hard and necessary work of forging a society free from violence and racial oppression.

Leigh A. Leslie, Ph.D., NCFR President


Featured Resource

  • NCFR Collection: How to Discuss Racial Discrimination in Society  — This list of resources from reputable organizations can help families, educators, researchers, and practitioners educate themselves and others on matters related to the systematic oppression and the persistence of both individual and institutional racism in our society.

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NCFR welcomes further contributions of scholarly articles, research briefs, books, webinars, podcasts, and websites to add to these collections. Email your suggestions to Trip Sullivan.

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