We aren’t sure we’re saying the right things here. But after the events in Charleston earlier this month, we’re sure about one thing: silence isn’t an option. In Episode 9, Meagan and Sarah discuss race and racism, talking with kids about differences, and some of the reasons that, according to research, white parents avoid talking about race with their children.
Links We Mentioned (Or Should Have) In This Episode
- Racism Begins – And Ends – In The Home – Meagan’s essay at The Happiest Home
- Nurtureshock by Ashley Merryman and Po Bronson
- Cool Mom Picks’s roundup of essays and blog posts about Charleston (and Kristen and Liz’s new podcast, Spawned)
- Resources for talking to kids about race and racism – Kristen Howerton for The Huffington Post
- Hashtags to follow on Twitter, like #BlackLivesMatter and #StandWithCharleston
featured image: The All-Nite Images, via Flickr Creative Commons
Thanks for talking about this! I agree that white people are too often silent on the matter and we need to remember that our silence can be seen as condonation.
Sarah Powers says
Thank you for listening and commenting, Jacquie. 🙂
I really appreciated this podcast! I am a white mom living in a very white town and of course I have never considered myself racist and I always thought that I didn’t need to address these topics with my children, or myself for that that matter, simply because it’s not something that is a part of our daily “bubble”. I really appreciated your insight and the actionable steps that you laid out to begin the conversations in our family.