“The challenges of our current environment will leave a lasting and painful impression on our children, families, and educators unless we all decide to move forward… together.  Kansas PTA will continue working from our values in an effort to listen more than we will speak.  We encourage all stakeholders to actively educate yourself alongside us on issues related to anti-racism and to use your privilege (whatever privilege that may be) to serve and advocate on behalf of our young people.  In the end, we will provide education and support efforts in areas of diversity, belonging, equity and inclusion – addressing issues of social injustice and institutional racism along the way.”

Brian Brown | Diversity & Inclusion Chair, 20-21

Basic Definitions to Navigate a Diversity and Inclusion Discussion


 Recommended Books about Diversity and Inclusion


  • Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? – Dr. Beverly Tatum
  • Can We Talk About Race – Dr. Beverly Tatum
  • White Fragility – Robin Diangelo
  • So You Want To Talk About Race – Ijeoma Oluo
  • The Right to Be Out: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in America’s Public
    Schools – Stuart Biegel
  • LGBT Youth in America’s Schools – Sean Cahill and Jason Cianciotto
  • Stamped: Racism, Anti-racism, and you – Jason Reynolds and Ibram Kendi
  • March – John Lewis and Andrew Aydin
  • This Book is Anti-Racist: 20 Lessons on how to wake up, take action, and do the work – Tiffany Jewell




Podcast – Nice White Parents



Additional National PTA Resources