Kids & Race Blog
When caretakers mistake children’s limited abilities for a lack of understanding, we fall into the trap of not treating them as people with agency.
Sometime in elementary school you probably learned about separate drinking fountains, segregated lunch counters, and the Civil Rights Movement. For many of us, talk of segregation ended there, with Martin Luther King standing triumphant, segregation defeated. Certainly, all enlightened people now know that segregation was wrong, right? Yet the truth is that, across America most cities, towns, neighborhoods and schools are still segregated.
It was the smallest thing—not the biggest, or newest, or most progressive thing—that helped me put my faith into action and start participating more in God’s reconciling work.
Calling all Artists! Kids and Race is creating a new t-shirt and your design could be the winner! All ages are encouraged to submit a design.
“Woke” is a term that originated in African-American Vernacular English (AAVE) which means something akin to being socially conscious. “Woke” can be traced back to the early sixties but became popular after Erykah Baduh’s song “Master Teacher” came out in 2008, in which she sings, “I stay woke.”
Interested in attending a Kids & Race workshop but don't quite know which one is right for you? Here is an overview of a few of our various offerings.
A lot of white people (including myself) want to be respectful and kind to all people, but sometimes find anti-racist terminology confusing. We were raised in nearly all-white schools and taught to be “colorblind.” Now that we are living in more multicultural or multiracial spaces, we fear that we will screw up and say the wrong thing.
This follow-up to Kids and Race: Changing the Narrative empowers educators and parents to give voice to children of color without tokenizing a child who often just wants to fit in.
At Kids & Race we love to point parents toward making an action plan with their families. One way you and your family can act against racism is to protest. First time marching with kids? Here are some do’s and don’ts.
...The more you erase who you fundamentally are, your culture and uniqueness, the more your piece of the American quilt looks like a white square with an eagle and apple pie on it...