You may think that the last thing your child needs is anti-racist educational resources. You’re so cutting edge, no spawn that issued from your radical loins could ever be anything other than the leader of the revolution of righteousestness.
Then one day (or two days, or three), amidst the daily nuggets of platinum wisdom that spill from their lips will fall an insect. You may ponder the insect in frozen horror, or you may quickly sweep it under the rug and subconsciously hope that no one (ie your conscious mind) has noticed it.
Well, I’m here to tell you that your child may need a little anti-racist education. ‘Cause guess what! Kids see colour, just like adults do! And guess what else? You and your crew just being your glorious selves may do subtle wonders on your kids’ budding politico-psyche, but really, what’s wrong with a little pedagogical swag* to ease the path?
Me, I think it could be mighty useful.
http://antiracistchildrensbooks.pbworks.com/w/page/13324915/FrontPage: A wiki for educators and parents to find anti-racist children’s picture books and anti-racist parenting information.
http://antiracistchildrensbooks.pbworks.com/f/beyond_golden_rule_web.pdf: An online book with some basic info and tips for parents.
http://www.racismnoway.com.au/: An anti-racist resource developed for varying age groups within the Australian school system. Includes activities, e-challenges and more.
***I’m no fan of tolerance-talk. But it’s a point of departure.