Raising an Anti-Racist Generation

To be honest, I have no idea what I am talking about here, but I have a referral for you all.

On Janet Lansbury's Respectful Parenting podcast, she recently had a guest expert on bias. The expert's name is Jennifer Eberhardt and she is the author of the best-selling book Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice That Shapes What We See, Think, and Do and a professor at Stanford University.

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Jennifer and Janet "discuss how racial bias develops in the brain and creates disparities in our neighborhoods, schools, workplaces, and the criminal justice system. As the mother of three sons, Jennifer has also witnessed the effects of bias in real time. She and Janet explore some of the steps parents can take to combat the development of bias in their children. “Preschoolers are picking this up and determining who’s a good person, who’s a bad person… They need our help in comprehending what’s going on around them and helping them to make sense of it.”

The podcast is absolutely fascinating and I highly recommend it if you are feeling helpless as a parent who wants to raise anti-racist children but has no idea what you are doing.

As I am writing this I am realizing that I haven't even finished this podcast episode and still need to. So I'm definitely not perfect. But I am trying to do my part.


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