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Raising White Kids

Bringing Up Children in a Racially Unjust America
Narrated by: Eliza Foss
Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
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Raising White Kids is a book for families, churches, educators, and communities who want to equip their children to be active and able participants in a society that is becoming one of the most racially diverse in the world while remaining full of racial tensions. For white people who are committed to equity and justice, living in a nation that remains racially unjust and deeply segregated creates unique conundrums.

These conundrums begin early in life and impact the racial development of white children in powerful ways. What can we do within our homes, communities, and schools? Should we teach our children to be "color-blind"? Or should we teach them to notice race? What roles do we want to equip them to play in addressing racism when they encounter it? What strategies will help our children learn to function well in a diverse nation?

Talking about race means naming the reality of white privilege and hierarchy. How do we talk about race honestly, then, without making our children feel bad about being white? Most importantly, how do we do any of this in age-appropriate ways?

While a great deal of public discussion exists in regard to the impact of race and racism on children of color, meaningful dialogue about and resources for understanding the impact of race on white children are woefully absent. Raising White Kids steps into that void.

©2017 Jennifer Harvey (P)2018 Audible, Inc.

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To be a better parent of white kids, to grow their humanity, read this book.

Jennifer Harvey writes not only a vital analysis of the challenges parents and kids face in a racialized society. She also offers workable strategies and models for how we parents of white children can help them to see the world as it is, and to develop into people who can help make it more just.

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Not an “Easy Listen” ...

... but one I needed to hear. Coming to terms with having been complicit, actively or passively, in racial injustice is hard for someone who would never kneel during the national anthem. This book provides teachable moments for kids from 1 to 99.

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A must read

This is such an amazing place to begin for anyone wanting to engage in anti racism work. Yes this is about raising children and how do parents go about that in our world, but the concepts she outlines are universal. The way she goes about it is also clear and direct but simple while explaining why other tactics have been ineffective.
Seriously white folks: read this!