• Race, Culture and Ethnicity – Videos


    Please see a list of video resources below. Please note: Some videos on YouTube may require you to sign in via your LAUSD SSO. For more information about YouTube for classroom use, click here.  

  • Gay, Black and Proud: The Legacy of Bayard Rustin

    Gay, Black and Proud: The Legacy of Bayard Rustin

    “We need in every community a group of angelic troublemakers. Our power is in our ability to make things unworkable. All we have is our bodies. We need to tuck them, tuck them, tuck them, in places so that the wheels don’t turn.”

    These are the words of Bayard Rustin. Though largely uncredited during his lifetime, Rustin was one of the leading architects of the civil rights movement in the United States and one of Martin Luther King Jr.’s most-trusted advisors.

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  • Toilets, bowties, gender and me TED Talk

    Toilets, bowties, gender and me TED Talk

    Why is it so important for us to know someone else's gender? We live in a gendered world, but for Audrey, gender is fluid at best an uncomfortable construct. Is there a way to be less reliant on gender in our interactions with people? And what does this mean when it comes to the clothes we wear, or even which toilet we choose to use? If you met Audrey Mason-Hyde, you might think Audrey was a boy, which isn’t quite correct, but calling Audrey a girl doesn’t feel quite right either. At 12 years old, Audrey is already an accomplished actor with film and TV credits. With a fierce intellect and a unique sense of style, Audrey has plenty to say about our gendered world.

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  • Dwyane Wade talks about daughter identifying as transgender

    Dwyane Wade talks about daughter identifying as transgender

    Former NBA star Dwyane Wade spoke with Ellen DeGeneres about the moment his daughter came out to him as transgender

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  • Hair Love

    Hair Love

    Hair Love, an Oscar-winning animated short film from Matthew A. Cherry, tells the heartfelt story of an African American father learning to do his daughter’s hair for the first time.

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  • Women's History Month March

    Women's History Month March

    Women’s History Month began as a local celebration in Santa Rosa, California. The movement spread across the country as other communities initiated their own Women’s History Week. In February 1980, President Jimmy Carter issued the first Presidential Proclamation declaring the Week of March 8th 1980 as National Women’s History Week.
    Links to information and resources are included to support schools in addressing Women's History Month

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  • World Down Syndrome Day March

    World Down Syndrome Day March

    World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD), 21 March, is a global awareness day which has been officially observed by the United Nations since 2012. The date for WDSD being the 21st day of the 3rd month, was selected to signify the uniqueness of the triplication (trisomy) of the 21st chromosome which causes Down syndrome. Visit this site for information and videos on Down Syndrome.

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  • This all-Muslim girls basketball team is crushing it on the court

    This all-Muslim girls basketball team is crushing it on the court

    The all-female varsity basketball team is made up of Muslim students from the Salam School, an Islamic school in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. “We’re girls who just want to play basketball,” says Jumana Badwan, senior captain of the Salam Stars.

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  • Coming Home Should be #BeautifuLGBTQ

    Coming Home Should be #BeautifuLGBTQ

    Pantene and GLAAD made a series of holiday ads that tell the stories of actual trans people going home for the holidays. The videos themselves keep the holiday cheer by leaning towards optimism and positivity, while also acknowledging that going home isn’t something that all LGBTQ people feel positively about. MJ is an alumnus of LAUSD!


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  • Walking in the Footsteps of the Cherokee Nation

    Walking in the Footsteps of the Cherokee Nation

    The southern Appalachians were full of trails that connected the towns of the Cherokee Nation three hundred years ago. They were well-traveled routes until white settlers took the land that belonged to Native Americans. It seemed these historic footpaths would be lost forever. Then Lamar Marshall stepped up. A former land surveyor, this North Carolina man has spent the last 12 years mapping over 1,000 miles of Cherokee trails, preserving Native American history for future generations. And he is still at it. We went into the mountains with Marshall along with Kathi Littlejohn and Leroy Littlejohn, both Cherokee Tribal Elders, to walk in the footsteps of Native American travelers.

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  • I am an immigrant

    I am an immigrant

    Great Big Story about incredible individuals who are building a stronger, more united, America

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  • Don't Give Up on Me

    Don't Give Up on Me

    Don't Give Up On Me
    Voices of persons with visible and invisible disabilites

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  • Speak Up for Inclusion

    Speak Up for Inclusion

    To Speak Up for Inclusion, we need to speak about inclusion

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  • Average Mohamed

    Average Mohamed

    A video challenging intolerance through dialog and narrative.

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  • Make Friends

    Make Friends

    World faith leaders delivered a joint statement; here's what they said.

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  • The Beauty of Human Skin in Every Color

    The Beauty of Human Skin in Every Color

    This is a powerful TED Talk about color.

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  • Kids Talk About Racism and Prejudice

    Kids Talk About Racism and Prejudice

    This is an excellent PSA of youth discussing racism and prejudice. It is a great conversation starter for adults and children. Appropriate for all audiences.

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  • If You Only Knew

    If You Only Knew

    This is a PSA produced by students of Wilson HS to increase understanding and respect of each other. Time 1:43. Suitable for all audience.

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  • Boy Inspires School

    Boy Inspires School

    Touching video about a boy with cerebal palsy and the encouragement of his coach and classmate.

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  • Who We Really Are

    Who We Really Are

    A video about who we really are

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Cultural Responsiveness in the Holiday Season

Our Planet. Our Future. Act Now.

"What truly makes our country great is its diversity. I've seen that beauty in so many ways over the years. Whether we are born here or seek refuge here, there's a place for us all. We must remember it's not my America or your America. It's our America." Michelle Obama, 2019

In times of conflict, divisive rhetoric, and information overload, students benefit from opportunities for meaningful dialogue about the issues that we are facing today. Let’s Talk has articles and lesson plans on crises and conflicts, politics and government.


Talking Politics

Crises and Conflicts


Out for Safe Schools

Out for Safe Schools - Calendar Resources

LGBT Resources

Building Community. Addressing Bias

Videos and Public Service Announcements

Voices of Religion, Culture & Ethnicity

Now Matters Later

Videos and Public Service Announcements

Principals Toolkit


Bullying Resources

  • Out for Safe Schools Campaign 2017

  • Bullying! We Stand Together

  • We Are One - Standing With Immigrant Families Campaign

  • LAUSD Human Relations Commission

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