What Charlottesville means for our Black family

What Charlottesville means for our Black family

by Lori Taliaferro Riddick A few weeks ago my family and I visited the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D. C. As we walked to the museum from our car, my husband warned my children…

Race Matters: A story about White privilege

Race Matters: A story about White privilege

Raising Race Conscious Children created this comic in response to a comment on our Facebook feed after we shared this comic about class privilege. The commenter wrote that they wished there was a similar comic that addressed White privilege. So…

Join us for our June 22nd Interactive Workshop/Webinar

Thursday, June 22nd, 8 PM EST Interactive Workshop/Webinar: NOTE: Registration for this webinar will close one week prior on Thursday, June 15th. We often avoid talking about race with our young children but, whether we like it or not, children notice…

Raising Race Conscious Children Podcast: In conversation with Dr. Brigitte Vittrup

Join Raising Race Conscious Children for our first podcast, a conversation with Dr. Brigitte Vittrup, whose research (featured in “Nurture Shock”) we “sit on” quite literally, regarding the power of explicit conversations about race with young children. The podcast includes conversation…

Parenting for Liberation: Interrupting the school-to-prison pipeline

Parenting for Liberation: Interrupting the school-to-prison pipeline

by guest blogger Trina Greene Brown Yesterday, I went through my second-grader’s folder to review his homework and sign my initials on his daily agenda. In his folder, I was shocked to find a form with a personal note written…

New podcast series: “In Conversation with Raising Race Conscious Children”

Raising Race Conscious Children is launching a podcast series, “In conversation with Raising Race Conscious Children.” Dr. Brigitte Vittrup, whose research is referenced in the best-selling book “Nurture Shock” will honor us as our first guest. Dr. Vittrup, whose work…

Yes, we still can.

Yes, we still can.

by Sachi Feris I woke up at 5:37 AM to my 14-month-old’s cries. I went to check my phone, learned the news, and burst into tears. “This is impossible,” I kept repeating. “This cannot be.” I usually take the early…

Beyond fear: Talking to my four-year-old about Donald Trump

Beyond fear: Talking to my four-year-old about Donald Trump

by guest blogger Jenny Levine-Smith This has been a dicey year to be a parent of young children. Along with many of you, I’ve been heartbroken, over and over again, at what I see and hear on the news: Americans…

Dissent is patriotic: July 4th and my four-year-old

Dissent is patriotic: July 4th and my four-year-old

by Sachi Feris In planning a special sleepover night in which my four-year-old would stay up late at my mom’s to watch Macy’s fireworks, I asked my daughter: “Do you know want to know what this July 4th fireworks celebration is…

Expanding our community of guest bloggers

Do you talk about race (and additional identity-markers) and justice with the young people in your lives? Raising Race Conscious Children is expanding our community of guest bloggers! Raising Race Conscious Children’s goal is to provide models for how to talk…