It may not be easy to talk to your kids about the realities of racism, but it's a critical part of making positive change in our city and our country, and helping your child develop into a thoughtful, aware and kind adult.
Here are some resources to help parents facilitate these conversations. We'll keep adding more as we find them. If you have resources to add to this list, email firstname.lastname@example.org. And add your voice to the lively discussions happening right now on our forum about racism and current events.
- Great list of children's books to support conversations on race, racism and resistance from the org Embrace Race
- Round-up of podcasts, books, articles and toys compiled by infographic designers Pretty Good. This chart Pretty Good created about when to talk to your kids about race is...pretty good.
- An essay in The Atlantic by a Black woman who now understands why her parents were so strict
- Tips on having conversations about race, broken down by age, from CNN
- How not to raise a racist white kid. Enough said.
- Talking to your kids about riots and protests from Red Tricycle
- Children's book round-up featuring books about racism and white privilege, and books that simply have a non-white protagonist, divided by age, from the New York Times
- Huge list of articles, advice and other resources from the Center for Racial Justice in Education
- A blog devoted to raising race-conscious children
- Facebook group called Books for Littles: Raising Luminaries Kidlit that discusses kids books that "instill values of compassion, equality, and smashing the kyriarchy in the next generation of leaders"
- 10 diverse children's books from Mommy Nearest