This New York Times best-selling book is meant as a guide for families, educators, and communities on how to raise children to be anti-racist allies.
For white people committed to equity and justice, living in a country which remains unjust racially, in addition to deeply segregated, creates unique challenges. These challenges begin early in life and the impact the racial development of white children in powerful ways.
What can we do within our homes, communities and schools? Should we teach our children to be “colorblind”? Or, should we teach them to notice race? What roles do we want to equip them to play in addressing racism when they encounter it? What strategies will help our children learn to function well in a diverse nation? Talking about race means naming the reality of white privilege and hierarchy. How do we talk about race honestly, then, without making our children feel bad about being white? Most importantly, how do we do any of this in age-appropriate ways?
While there is a great deal of public discussion about the impact of race and racism on kids and people of color, meaningful dialogue about and resources for understanding the impact of race on white children are woefully absent. Raising White Kids steps into that void.
Publisher : Abingdon Press; Reprint edition (February 5, 2019)
Language : English
Paperback : 320 pages
ISBN-10 : 1501878077
ISBN-13 : 978-1501878077
Item Weight : 12 ounces
Dimensions : 5.5 x 0.73 x 8.5 inches