Are You Raising a Racist?

"White children are exposed to racism daily. If we parents don’t point it out, show how it works and teach why it is false, over time our children are more likely to accept racist messages at face value. When they see racial inequality — when the only doctors or teachers they see are white, or … Continue reading Are You Raising a Racist?

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Colorblindness is White Privilege and Harmful to Black Children

Earlier this month a video went viral of two kids (best friends) getting the same hair cut to trick their teacher. In a podcast with Raising Race Conscious Children, our founder, Trina Greene Brown, reflected on the harm that this type of "colorblind ideology" has on Black children:  "we don't have a choice but to … Continue reading Colorblindness is White Privilege and Harmful to Black Children

Podcast with Raising Race Conscious Children

Founder, Trina Greene Brown, was invited as a guest speaker on Raising Race Conscious Children's first podcast. In this conversation with Dr. Brigitte Vittrup a researcher who's work highlights colorblindness and the need to talk to young children about race, our founder shared the impact of colorblindness on Black families (@ 40:00). Click Here to listen to the … Continue reading Podcast with Raising Race Conscious Children

From Beautiful Black Child to Black Threat

When do beautiful adorable Black children become threatening Black thugs? "Today, my kids are deemed “golden” and “adorable” and “sweet” because they look the way society has decided children should look. In a few years, as they grow into black young adults and men, that same line of superficial reasoning will mark them as dangerous. … Continue reading From Beautiful Black Child to Black Threat

Family Story

Read the latest from Family Story Co-Director and colleague Mia Birdsong "From the amalgamation of ancestral family ways and violent oppression, Black Americans have conjured deeper and more vast pathways for loving and caring for each other. Instead of casting Black families as broken, America should sit at our feet and learn from us." https://www.facebook.com/Parentingforliberation/posts/1789094534696858

In the Turmoil Over Race and Policing, Children Pay a Steep Emotional Price

Black children are witnessing violent acts against Black lives and are experiencing post-traumatic stress--How do we help our children to process and heal from this trauma? In the past week alone, there was the 4-year-old girl in Falcon Heights, Minn., who was captured on video consoling her mother after they watched a police officer shoot … Continue reading In the Turmoil Over Race and Policing, Children Pay a Steep Emotional Price

The Heartbreaking Reality of Raising Black Children in America

"As a mother of two black boys, I have to be extra vigilant in making sure they understand how their presence can make people feel threatened, while at the same time help them understand they have value. I have to have a conversation with them when they get a little taller about how they will … Continue reading The Heartbreaking Reality of Raising Black Children in America