Family Anti-Racist Growth

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As parents and guardians, we want to raise our kids to fight racism. These resources can help with the conversations necessary for continued change. Please add comments, questions, and additional resources to the comments below the post. You can also share feedback with us by writing eepro@naaee.org. Like all of the resource lists in our Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion pages, this list is fluid and will be updated often, so please check back for updates. 

Beginner's Guide

"What White Parents Get Wrong about Raising Antiracist Kids — And How to Get it Right" (article): "Research suggests that we need to confront our unfounded assumptions about how and why racism develops, and then we need to engage with our children regularly about race, racism and anti-racism. This is something that parents of color do regularly, because they have to; white parents need to do it, too" writes Melinda Wenner Moyer in this article for The Washington Post.

Anti-Racist Baby (book): By Ibram X. Kendi, this board book is for empowering both children and adults.

"Black and Brown Children Not Represented in Children’s Books" (article): 2019 The Baltimore Sun article on the lack of and importance of representation in American children’s books.

Fare of the Free Child (podcast): Weekly podcast hosted by Akilah S. Richards on unschooling and raising black and brown children amidst a racist world.

Your Kids Aren't Too Young to Talk About Race (resource compilation): A list of resources (books, podcasts, studies, etc), curated by Katrina Michie of Pretty Good Design, for educators, parents, and caregivers to talk to young children about race.