Kids and Race empowers adults and children to take responsibility for dismantling racism through conversation and action.
The Kids and Race blog editor, Katy Strange, is in studio. Katy and Jasen discuss a wide range of topics from school segregation to whose kids are stinkier!
Aneurotypical Black children and children of color need people to speak with them, to stand with them, to hear them not in spite of, but because of who they are.
Welcome to our inaugural Kids and Race book club! Each month I will be taking a look at one book for kids and one for adults and giving you my two cents. Join us in the comments section with your own opinions and ideas for future book club books.
There’s nothing wrong with wanting the best for our kids, or in investing in their education. All of our children deserve good schools. The problem comes in when we are willing to provide these things to our children at the expense of others.
…the transcript of a discussion between parents of three different races from the Kids and Race team—Director Jasen Frelot, Operations Manager Hannah Hong Frelot, Staff Writer Katharine Strange, and her husband Ryan Strange. The parents got together to have a candid talk about how they learned about race and how they will teach their children about it.
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.