Dismantling Racism Toolkit: Resources for Parents
This page lists resources for parents seeking to talk to their kids about systemic racism and raise anti-bias children.
American Academy of Pediatrics’ Healthy Children
American Psychological Association
- Gateway for APA resources
- Reading and RES: Parent Tip Tool, Choosing and Using Books to Discuss Race and Ethnicity
- Engaging My Child: Parent Tip Tool, Uplifting Families Through Healthy Communication About Race
Common Sense Media
- Since 2003, Common Sense has been the leading source of entertainment and technology recommendations for families and schools. Every day, millions of parents and educators trust Common Sense reviews and advice to help them navigate the digital world with their kids. Together with policymakers, industry leaders, and global media partners, we’re building a digital world that works better for all kids, their families, and their communities.
- Apps and Games with Diverse Characters
- Cultural Appreciation Apps, Games, and Websites
- How White Parents Can Use Media to Raise Anti-Racist Kids
The Conscious Kid
- An education, research, and policy organization dedicated to equity and promoting healthy racial identity development in youth
- This guide shares some key points and research-based best practices caregivers can use to promote positive racial identity development in children, support conversations about race and racism, and move from conversation to action
- Founded in early 2016 by two parents (one Black, the other multiracial Black/White) who set out to create the community and gather the resources they needed (need!) to meet the challenges they face raising children in a world where race matters.
- Resources gateway which includes many articles and webinars
- Action guide which includes this article, 16 ways to help children become thoughtful, informed, and BRAVE about race
- How Kids Learn About Race
Raising Race Conscious Children
- The primary purpose of Raising Race Conscious Children is to support parents and teachers who are trying to talk about race and diversity with young children. The goal of these conversations is to prepare young people to work toward racial justice
- 100 Race-Conscious Things You Can Say to Your Child to Advance Racial Justice
- “Charity” Is Not Enough: Why I Want My Daughter to Be an Activist
- “I Wish I Were Black”: Talking About White Privilege With My Six-Year Old
Showing Up For Racial Justice (SURJ)
- SURJ’s role as part of a multi-racial movement is to undermine white support for white supremacy and to help build a racially just society
- Actions That Families Can Take From Home
- Actions That Families Can Take in Our Communities
- Though educator focused, they have some great resources for parents
- Beyond the Golden Rule: A Parent’s Guide to Preventing and Responding to Prejudice
- Parenting, teen development and prejudice
Here’s a list of recommended podcasts from MetroParent.com, a parenting publication based in Detroit, Michigan.