Anti-Racism Resources for Parents and Children

Anti-Racism Resources for Parents and Children

A message from our founders:
Like many of you, we've been taking time to  reflect and immerse ourselves in anti-racism education. Day by day, we're learning more and more about dismantling systemic oppression, which is so deeply embedded in our society and subconscious. 
As two dads, we've asked ourselves how we can effectively teach our young children to be anti-racist. With consistent education in the form of books, TV shows, conversations and more, we know we can raise a generation that is far more aware and active. We must all be fully committed and invested in cultivating allyship in ourselves, and leading by example. 
We urge non-Black parents to join us in doing better. We've compiled educational resources specifically for you and your children.
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As the self-proclaimed “favourite auntie” (lol), I always strive to give the kids in my life books and or educational toys on special occasions. Books were an escape for me as a kid, and I just want to provide the kids in my life the same escape I got to experience reading stories.

A couple of days ago I stumbled on this thread on #twitter by @wandering.britt - a full-time educator, M. Ed and thought it was super important to share with all my friends who are parents to kids dealing with the challenge of having to homeschool and navigate their children during this conflicting and confusing time (for them especially). I will break down this post into two parts (as Brittany posted over 20+ books and IG only allows you ten images per carousel (boo, lol). I have also tagged the authors should you choose to follow them and see what other books they have written for your little ones. 
I was so happy to do this for you, Brittany, and thank you for thinking about the kids, because sometimes they get lost in the shuffle during times like this.

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    🚨It's never too early to talk about race.🚨 "Adults often think they should avoid talking with young children about race or racism because doing so would cause them to notice race or make them racist. In fact, when adults are silent about race or use "colorblind" rhetoric, they actually reinforce racial prejudice in children. Starting at a very young age, children see patterns — who seems to live where; what kinds of homes they see as they ride or walk through different neighborhoods; who is the most desirable character in the movies they watch; who seems to have particular jobs or roles at the doctor's office, at school, at the grocery store; and so on — and try to assign "rules" to explain what they see. Adults' silence about these patterns and the structural racism that causes them, combined with the false but ubiquitous "American Dream" narrative that everyone can achieve anything that they want through hard work, results in children concluding that the patterns they see "must have been caused by meaningful inherent differences between groups." In other words, young children infer that the racial inequities they see are natural and justified. So despite good intentions, when we fail to talk openly with our children about racial inequity in our society, we are in fact contributing to the development of their racial biases, which studies show are already in place.” (Dr. Erin Winkler, 2017) Images by @pretty_good_design, adapted from work by the Children’s Community School. #Parenting #RacialBias #TeachersOfInstagram #AntiRacist

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