As we’ve seen in the aftermath of the George Floyd murder, there is still so much work to be done around racial injustice. For white people, that’s often accompanied by confusion and uncertainty that can keep us stuck in a loop of discomfort and defensiveness. But if we want things to change, we need to be part of the conversation – even if that means risking our own comfort and challenging the status quo.
While books, documentaries and social media can be important catalysts for change on a large scale (and we have some to recommend below), one of the most impactful ways to learn and grow is through in-person conversations with real people in our lives.
In this special episode of The Mom Hour, Meagan talks to her niece Cecily and her nephew Mario about their experiences as young black people living in today’s world. The discussions are at times raw and may make you squirm, but we’re hoping they will also make you think, learn, and hopefully, continue the conversation in your own homes, families, and communities.
Links we hope you’ll check out:
Cecily would like to ask listeners to consider signing this petition demanding justice for Breonna Taylor
Meagan and Sarah are both reading and thinking a lot lately about how to use our voices to be an ally for people of color. Here are just a few resources we’ve found helpful:
Book lists and resource roundups:
This blog post from Karen Walrond’s Chookooloonks has books, documentaries, IG follows, and more
How White Parents Can Use Media to Raise Anti-Racist Kids (Commonsense.org)
How to Talk to Kids About Race with Amber Coleman-Mortley (Edit Your Life)