Small group workshop series this summer and fall!

Small group workshop series this summer and fall!

Have you participated in a Raising Race Conscious Children Workshop/Webinar and want to take the experience a step further? Do you parent a child of a different racial identity than your own? Are you new to Raising Race Conscious Children…

100 race-conscious things you can say to your child to advance racial justice

100 race-conscious things you can say to your child to advance racial justice

In honor of Raising Race Conscious Children’s 100th post, this list lifts a quote from each and every blog post to date, modeling language that has actually been used in a conversation with a child regarding race (and other identity-markers…

Apologies 100th post email went out too soon!

Dear Raising Race Conscious Children community of readers, workshop participants, and guest bloggers, Our 100th post was published early through a technical glitch–but we are so excited to see the excitement this mistake has generated! Stay tuned for posts #98…

Staceyann and Zuri Chin’s Living Room Protests: A conversation with Staceyann

Staceyann and Zuri Chin’s Living Room Protests: A conversation with Staceyann

by Sachi Feris Performance artist Staceyann Chin and her four-year-old daughter, Zuri, have been modeling powerful conversations about positive racial identity, gender identity, children’s rights, human rights, and many other important topics over the past year. These conversations are child-centric,…

I am my mother's daughter: Assumptions about my multi-racial family

I am my mother’s daughter: Assumptions about my multi-racial family

by Lori Taliaferro Riddick I have been told many, many times that my mom and I do not resemble each other. My mom has straight blonde hair, green eyes, and White skin while I have café au lait colored skin,…

Chocolate, slave labor, my four-year-old, and our local supermarket

Chocolate, slave labor, my four-year-old, and our local supermarket

by Sachi Feris Last Halloween, a friend posted this link on Facebook about child slave labor in the cocoa industry (in West Africa). As a chocolate-obsessed person, I was embarrassed that this injustice was not on my radar. Since then,…

“One Hundred Years of Lynching:” Coming to Terms With America’s Violent Past

“One Hundred Years of Lynching:” Coming to Terms With America’s Violent Past

by guest blogger Pedro A. Noguera, Ph. D When I moved back to NY in 2000, one of the first things I did with my children was to take them to visit the Museum of Natural History. I had always enjoyed…

What happened when I defined sexism for my daughter

What happened when I defined sexism for my daughter

by guest blogger Jennifer Harvey Soccer’s been in my blood since I was little. Watching my kids learn to love it has been awesome. For the first time last fall, my seven-year-old played with girls instead of playing co-ed. I wasn’t…

“You should not oppress the stranger, because we were strangers…”: Race, Justice, and Freedom at Hebrew School

“You should not oppress the stranger, because we were strangers…”: Race, Justice, and Freedom at Hebrew School

by guest blogger Ari Lev Fornari Standing in front of a room of about 140 K-seventh grade students and their parents on the Sunday before Martin Luther King Junior Day, I introduce the topic for the day: Race, Justice, and…

Taking off my racial color-blind lens

Taking off my racial color-blind lens

by guest blogger Kelly Cutler Let’s be honest, what does a White woman like myself know about raising race conscious children?! I was raised in predominantly White, middle-class suburb with a culture that emphasized meritocracy, the idea that individuals succeed…