How NOT To Raise Racist White Kids- Teachings From Jennifer Harvey

 
Whether we like it or not, we are steeped in racist socialization. So if we don’t actively teach our white children about racism, they will be racist by default. 
 
Here are three resources from Jennifer Harvey, author or Raising White Kids: Bringing Up Children In A Racially Unjust America
 
 1) “When we don’t break white silence with ongoing and explicit teaching about race and racism, and active and persistent modeling of antiracism, we end up raising the Amy Coopers of the next generation. Antiracism never accidentally shows up.”  CNN article How to not raise a racist white kid 
 

2) It’s not enough for White parents to just say “we’re all equal.” Check out this 7 min interview about the challenges white parents and teachers experience about talking about race.NPR Interview with Jennifer Harvey ‘

3) “The truth is that the attitudes and impulses made manifest in (Amy Cooper’s) behavior are pervasive, and she wasn’t born with them; she learned them. ” “How do I make sure I’m not raising the next Amy Cooper?” Embrace Race Webinar

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