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“Your Kids Aren’t Too Young to Talk About Race: Resource Roundup”

Your Kids Aren’t Too Young to Talk About Race: Resource Roundup


The site Pretty Good Design has compiled a great list of resources for children of all ages. Click Here to View

So you’ve realized your kids aren’t too young to talk about race, so now what? We’ve rounded up some resources for you to start.

I found this short podcast put together by NPR and the Sesame Street Workshop to be a great one for a primer and understanding on how to talk to young children about race:

Talking Race With Young Children (Podcast Episode)

The Children’s Community School in Philidelphia did all the research and legwork on this information. We adapted it. Check out their amazing resource page here:

http://www.childrenscommunityschool.org/social-justice-resources/?fbclid=IwAR37PWDJSNV3HiG5Rp9sgezRAW80UtggMrCfntubK6euibscUgsw4607fAQ

More Articles and Tips for Parents and Caregivers:

Anti-Racism For Kids 101: Starting To Talk About Race

Here’s How W. Kamau Bell Talks About Race With His Kids

100 Race-Conscious things you can say to your child to advance racial justice

Article on Raising Race-Conscious Children

4 Things We Should All Teach Kids About Racism Right Now

Great Educational Podcast for Adults on the History of Race in America

Seeing White Series on Scene On Radio

For Teachers & Educators:

Teaching Tolerance: Race & Ethnicity

Books for Adults:

So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo

Books for Children

The Ultimate 2018 List of Diverse Books For Children (Here Wee Read is a great resource for books! Follow her Instagram!)

No White Saviors: Kids Books About Black Women in US History (Books For Littles)

Children’s Books By Brilliant Black Women: #OwnVoices Authors & Illustrators (Books for Littles)

A few more:

Whose Toes Are Those? by Jabari Asim

Let’s Talk About Race by Julius Lester

Lovely by Jess Hong

Sugarplum Ballerinas by Whoopi Goldberg

Toys:

People Colors Crayon Pack

Sugarfoot Rag Dolls

Pattycake Doll Company

A roundup of Studies and Articles cited in the Infographic above:

Three-month-olds, but not newborns, prefer own-race faces

Handbook of Race, Racism and the Developing Child

Developmental Psychopathology: Perspectives on Adjustment, Risk, and Disorder

The development of implicit intergroup cognition

How Kids Learn Prejudice

Even Babies Discriminate: A Natureshock Excerpt

I CAN’T BREATHE

I CAN’T BREATHE


The words being heard around the world right now… I CAN’T BREATHE

I’m angered by the events that have happened; I’m saddened by them. I feel disappointed, helpless, and scared. And that is just the tip of the iceberg. It’s likely that you are feeling the same way, whether a person of color or an ally. All of our hearts are heavy as we process what has happened in our city.
I ask you to use those emotions, don’t be just burdened by them. While it is an awkward and uncomfortable topic, it needs to be talked about and processed. Don’t be afraid to discuss it, to bring it up. Not talking about this can further the reasons these tragedies continue to happen.
With that being said and wanting to support our community as a whole, I also wanted to pass along some resources:

Books:

Podcasts:

AFFIRM by Redefine Enough Just Davia (The podcast for women of color who affirm their worth, value mental health, and seek wholeness.)
Naming It by Dr. Bedford Palmer & Dr. LaMisha Hill (The Mission of Naming It is to call out the elephant in the room, and to call in the voices of social justice that are normally muted.)
The Breakdown with Dr. Earl: A Mental Health Podcast (There are a number of Dr. Earl’s podcasts that are useful and helpful.

TED Talks

Apps

Combating -isms for allies (Anti-Racism resources):



Feel free to share these or reach out with any questions or if you just want to talk. My thoughts are with all of you as we navigate all of these events. And I’ll leave you with a quote that has inspired me in the midst of it all.

“You should be angry. You must not be bitter. Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. It doesn’t do anything to the object of its displeasure. So use that anger. You write it. You paint it. You dance it. You march it. You vote it. You do everything about it. You talk it. Never stop talking it.” – Maya Angelou


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