Join us for September 15th interactive workshop/webinar

NOTE: Registration for this webinar has closed. Check back soon for our next webinar, to be held in early November. We often avoid talking about race with our young children but, whether we like it or not, children notice similarities…

“Why bring it up?” Pushing back against White supremacy

“Why bring it up?” Pushing back against White supremacy

by Sachi Feris The other day, my dad was showing my children a video of his wife’s daughter’s circus performance and my three-year-old asked, “Are they girls or boys?” “They look like they’re wearing costumes that ‘girls’ more commonly use…but…

Families Belong Together

Families Belong Together

by Sachi Feris Inspired by Stand for Kids and A Striving Parent, I asked my six-year-old daughter and two-and-a-half-year-old son whether they might like to make rice krispie treats to raise money for immigrant children who have been separated from their…

Talking about race and the importance of parent communications

Talking about race and the importance of parent communications

by guest blogger Susan Park At Community Roots, an intentionally diverse, inclusive, and culturally responsive school, we place an utmost importance on our communications with parents. Following Dr. Martin Luther King’s birthday, I sat with my Kindergarten class and read…

White as “right:” Why I don’t normalize Whiteness with my children

White as “right:” Why I don’t normalize Whiteness with my children

by Sachi Feris Around the corner from my apartment is a coffee shop with a poster-sized photograph of Marilyn Monroe. My two-year-old son and I have made many trips to this coffee shop and he always points out this image…

“Are all Muslims terrorists?”: My child’s Muslim identity

by guest Blogger Valarie Budayr, co-founder of Multicultural Children’s Book Day “Why isn’t our religion the same as everyone else?” my seven-year-old son Omar asked. “Nathan came up to me and said I was going straight to H-E-double toothpicks, AND…

Reading race: Pro-active conversations with young children

Reading race: Pro-active conversations with young children

by guest blogger Sarah Bender Miller Children’s books have been an incredibly important part of my parenting journey. Not only have books helped me answer questions, bond with my children, expand world views, and start conversations, but books have also…

Halloween as an opportunity to dismantle White supremacy: Three Things We Believe This Halloween

Halloween as an opportunity to dismantle White supremacy: Three Things We Believe This Halloween

by Lori Riddick and Sachi Feris On September 5th, 2017, Raising Race Conscious Children’s Sachi Feris published a post entitled “Moana, Elsa, and Halloween” that generated various questions and comments. Sachi clarified, on the blog’s Facebook feed, that her discussion…

Vegas, Charlottesville, and Remembering Hope

Vegas, Charlottesville, and Remembering Hope

by guest blogger Martha Haakmat Watching the news about Las Vegas over the last week or so, I remembered spending the final week of summer vacation with family in Maine, watching the news every evening about the terrorism of White…

"I wish I were Black": Talking about White privilege with my six-year-old

“I wish I were Black”: Talking about White privilege with my six-year-old

by guest blogger Ruthie Vincill As a child playing in the ocean, I was taught about the undertow and its power to sneak up on you. As a White child (and beneficiary of White privilege), I was not, however, taught…