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June 04, 2020
Talking With Your Kids About Racism

 

 

Artwork: Shirien

George Floyd. Breonna Taylor. Ahmaud Arbery. We keep thinking about their mothers. The unimaginable pain and sorrow. And, as two white women and co-founders, we looked inward. We're heartbroken, and we want to DO something.

Since this is a community of badass new and future moms, we've put together some resources on how to talk with children about race and how to raise anti-racist kids. Because THIS HAS TO END. Because equality, justice, empathy and love are the values we hold dear.

Accounts to Follow (not a complete list!):

 

Tabitha St. Bernard-Jacobs

Temi Adamolekun

Jodie Patterson

The Conscious Kid

 

Rachel Cargle

Ava DuVernay (Twitter)

Layla F Saad   

Ijeoma Oluo

 

 

Educate Yourself:

Bravery Mag: Talking to Your Kids About Race

Corinne Shutak's Viral Medium Post: 75+ things white people can do for racial justice 

Listen: Life Kit Podcast, Talking with your kids about race

Listen: The Pod Caste System with Lovey

Listen: 1619 (a NY Times audio series how slavery transformed America, connecting past and present)

Anti-racism audio books

 

Diversify Your Book Shelf:

This book list

Little Feminist Book Club

Coretta Scott King Book Award Winners

Consider purchasing these books from independent, black-owned book stores like Ashay By the Bay (a SF Bay Area bookstore for over 20 years), The Lit Bar (The Bronx - NYC), Brace and Kind Books (Decatur, GA), Loyalty Bookstores (stores in DC area), Harrietts Bookshop (Philadelphia), and Kido in Chicago.

 

Join us in donating to these organizations:

Color of Change

The Minnesota Freedom Fund

Black Mamas Matter Alliance

 

Black Lives Matter

Kindbody Fertility Grants via Fertility for Colored Girls

 

More Roundups from Thought Leaders:

Alissa Klein & Sarah Sophie Flicker: Anti-racism resources

Paper Mag: highlights local organizations to support to in every city.

Jane Mount: A comprehensive list of anti-racism books 

HeyMama: A resource list for raising anti-racist kids

 

This is where we begin. Please email us hello@superkin.com if we can do better. We're here to listen. 

Miriam Williams
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