Resources for Parents
Children of all ages, they are never too young, to talk about race and anti-racism. These resources have been curated for parents/caregivers who want to start and continue the conversation about race and racism with their children.
There are so many great resources that have been created and curated. This page points you to blogs, articles, books, videos, and websites to guide you as parents and caregivers.
Parents may be uncertain of what to say or how to start the conversation. It’s important to start and not wait until you have the “right” words. Acknowledge that you might say something that may be offense or “wrong” – take a humble position of learning and learn from your mistakes.
CONNECTING WITH FAITH
Deep Blue Life: Faith and Culture – Anti-Racism is three sessions that teach children about empathy, culture, race, and prejudice using a Bible Connection, discussion prompts, and reflection.
VIDEOS FOR PARENTS
Vibrant Faith Webinar with Fred Oduyuye about Reachable Reconcilitation. Good watch for people of faith about getting started and highlights five ways to do that: Awareness, Interpretation, Sensitivity, Listening, and Read.
Watch the special CNN and Sesame Street Racism Town Hall.
BOOKS FOR KIDS AND ADULTS
“They’re Not Too Young to Talk about Race” (The Children’s Community School)
Talking with our children about race (Wendy Claire Barrie)
How to Teach Kids About Race – resource for parents and educators around race and culture; broken down by different age groups. (Online MSW Programs)
37 Kids Books to Aid Talks On Race and Racism from thatsister.com