Raising socially conscious, antiracist kids requires intention, patience, and continuous conversation. The main question you want your child to grapple with is, “How am I making space for people of difference?”. That’s it. You want your kids thinking critically about how to make space for voices that have been historically drowned out, ignored, or silenced. When you analyze at the places where social, political, economic, gender, or environmental issues intersect with race... essentially you're exploring what antiracism is all about.
So how do you do start your family's antiracist journey, today? First… we got to co-learn and unlearn some things... and we must prepare ourselves for the lifelong journey of this process.
Our episode “Talking To Kids… About Race” was a huge hit in June! As a result, we spent a lot of time last month discussing antiracism online, with friends, and on podcasts and live-streams. Watch this New York Times Live Event where I talk about How to Raise a Socially Conscious, Anti-Racist Child, with Tara Parker-Pope.
Need more resources? We've (finally) launched our monthly newsletter with tons of links and resources to help you get you started! We also share a few techniques and meditations for parents who are also trying to figure this out for themselves.
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I'm a former teacher and former college athlete, currently working in edtech. My mission is to get parents to partner with their child's teacher.