by Jen Chau and Carmen Van Kerckhove
We’re excited to announce the launch of a new project, Anti-Racist Parent. Please head on over to check it out! Anti-Racist Parent is a blog for parents who are committed to raising children with an anti-racist outlook. If youâ€™re a parent who is tired of having your child learn about race and identity through the mixing of neapolitan ice cream :), playing dress-up with national costumes, and absorbing the same handful of sanitized historical facts every single Black/Latino/Native American/Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month, this blog is for you.
Parents often ask us for resources and express an intense interest in being able to discuss parenting from an anti-racist perspective. We hope that this blog will serve to inform, connect, and support parents as they work to raise their families with a healthy and realistic approach to race and identity.
What it will look like
We will write about the latest news stories related to parenting, with a focus on race. Guest contributors will join in with regular columns to give you their thoughts on parenting. This will be a great aspect of the site since you will hear a diversity of opinions, perspectives and experiences. You may even see an advice column, anecdotes, reviews, and rants….not to mention cute baby/family pictures from time to time. Of course, we will want there to be a dialogue through this blog, so we encourage contributions from you, the reader, as well as any comments or feedback you may have.
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Spread the word
As always, we encourage you to spread the word about our projects to get more people involved in the discussions. Also let us know what you think we should discuss. If you have an idea, weâ€™d love to hear it! Email your feedback, ideas and suggestions to us at firstname.lastname@example.org!
We look forward to having great discussions and working with you to raise a new generation of anti-racist children!