EmbraceRace carries the philosophy that through conversation we can create lasting shifts in our collective thinking, and there’s no better way to start talking than with your kids.
Instead of tiptoeing around tough talks, let’s help them gain awareness in a way that isn’t overwhelming. Because even if they don’t explicitly understand it, they pick up on racism and prejudice at an early age. Give ‘em books on POC, celebrate bi-racial heritages, volunteer as an educator at their elementary school, etc. The bottom line is: talk about it.
The non-profit is your one-stop shop for questions or curiosities on how to approach these convos. They relay the most important and current topics and galvanize parents, teachers, and social justice advocates in an online platform that educates and discusses.
“After 3 years, suspensions are down by 2/3 school-wide, and are well below the national rate for girls of color.”https://t.co/XEm1PTRdN4
EmbraceRace brings forward the nuances of these issues. It’s (literally) not black and white. For example, their blog recently shared a personal story by a half Mexican American and Nigerian and the accompanying confusion of trying to establish a sense of self. She talked about the process of accepting and celebrating this multi-layered identity.
Guess what––you can get involved. The program is expanding their resources, and you can help them do it! The dough they raise will help their vision really root and spread through an even more comprehensive platform. Start by donating online and then get on reading their killer blog posts.