047: Black Lives Matter

June 24th, 2020 · 40 mins 11 secs

About this Episode

Parent Driven Development

Episode 047: Black Lives Matter, How to be Anti-Racist, How to Talk to Your Kids about BLM

00:20 Black Lives Matter Movement

02:00 How NOT to raise racist kids

  • Allison and Kwu both have young kids, so conversations are slightly different
  • Gender inequality talks
  • Explaining to kids how and why people are treated differently in different areas
  • Changing the language in the house: racism, violence, hate

07:50 Exposing pictures, graphics and videos to your children, no matter the age. What's appropriate?

  • Protesters getting arrested
  • Bail rates vary depending on race
  • Children are very intuitive and understand more than we think

11:30 How to talk to young kids about BLM

  • Bi-racial and how they are often judged by their outer appearance
  • Comfortability amongst couples and how to lean into these conversations with their children

17:40 Rallies, protests and how to support

  • Different forms of support during BLM
  • COVID is still relevant
  • Amplifying POC voices
  • Daily threads on educational resources, city statuses, anti-racism resources, action items

25:10 How can we make our world better together

  • Opening the conversation about anti-racism with friends, family, community members
  • Focusing on the growth of our children to be anti-racist

28:45 Genius / Fail moments

  • Allison’s son struggles with life after the virus as he starts to jump on their nerves from a relaxed approach at the beginning of quarantine #fail
  • KWu focuses on finding a chinese immersion school for her son but it he jumps into the wrong level and doesn’t understand much and is a bit of a mess from lunch right before #fail

RESOURCES: BLM and how to talk to you kids about racism

Anti-Racism Resources
Black Lives Matter for Families
Webinars for Anti-Racism
WOKE Kindergarten
How to Talk to Your Kids About Racism
Books on Social Justice for Young Readers
Raising Race Conscious Children
Talking About Race: The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture

BOOKS: These are books that we found to be helpful in unlearning old beliefs and learning more about modern day racism.

A Kids Book About Racism
So You Want To Talk About Race
How to Be an Antiracist
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness
White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism

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Allison McMillan
Katherin Wu