Raising actively anti-racist children 
Reverend Dr. Jennifer Harvey
Professor at Drake University, award-winning educator, racial justice activist, and best-selling author of Raising White Kids: Bringing up Children in a Racially Unjust America

Conversations with kids about race and racism with children aren’t easy. They can be uncomfortable and clumsy. Too often, parents don’t fully understand the issues themselves, so they struggle to talk about it with their kids. In this special episode, Care.com CEO Tim Allen is joined by the Rev. Dr. Jennifer Harvey. She’s an award-winning educator, a racial justice activist, and the author of the the New York Times best-selling book, Raising White Kids: Bringing up Children in a Racially Unjust America. Dr. Harvey offers guidance on how to have constructive, age-appropriate discussions with children about race and racism. Whether you’re a parent who wants to advance your family’s anti-racism activism, or an educator or caregiver looking to foster racial justice in our homes, schools, and communities, you’ll leave this episode with the knowledge and tools you need to educate kids to be informed, empathetic, and active allies in the ongoing fight against systemic racism in America.


Listen to this episode to learn:

  • Tools to teach kids to embrace and celebrate the “language of difference”
  • Is there a “too young” to start talking to kids about race and racism?
  • Why it’s critical to teach children about the injustices people of color encounter
  • Ways parents can continue to practice race-conscious parenting as children grow older and become more aware of the world around them
  • Ideas for getting kids proactively involved in fighting against racism and injustice
  • How parents can work with educators to advocate for active anti-racist practices
  • Resources for parents to educate themselves, their families, and their communities about race and racial justice


For more information, visit https://jenniferharvey.org.


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