Courageous Conversations: Resources on Talking to your Kids about Race

Courageous Conversations About Race

A Note From Wellington:

As we stand together to drive real change at Wellington and beyond, we must also commit to reflect on the ways that we each uphold systems of oppression while taking steps to actively dismantle them. We believe that one of the first places this starts is at home with our families. The resources below have been curated to help facilitate this learning and courageous conversations with your family. 

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Reflections on Courageous Conversations

Read on to learn how Wellington students, staffulty, and families are reflecting on the benefits of courageous conversations. 

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Articles, Podcasts, and Tips for Parents and Caregivers:

Talking About Race With the National Museum of African American History & Culture

Anti-Racism for Kids 101: Starting to Talk About Race

Here's How W. Kamau Bell Talks About Race With His Kids

100 Race-Conscious Things You Can Say to Your Child to Advance Racial Justice

Article on Raising Race-Conscious Children

4 Things We Should All Teach Kids About Racism Right Now

Talking Race with Young Children (podcast)

Great Educational Podcasts for Adults on the History of Race in America

Seeing White



Books for Adults:

"So You Want to Talk About Race"

"Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria: And Other Conversations About Race"

"The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America"

Books for Children

The Ultimate 2018 List of Diverse Books For Children

No White Saviors: Kids Books About Black Women in US History 

Children’s Books by Brilliant Black Women: #OwnVoices Authors & Illustrators 

"Whose Toes Are Those?" by Jabari Asim

"Let’s Talk About Race" by Julius Lester

"Lovely" by Jess Hong

"Sugarplum Ballerinas" by Whoopi Goldberg

Studies and Articles:

Three-Month-Olds, but Not Newborns, Prefer Own-Race Faces

Handbook of Race, Racism, and the Developing Child

Developmental Psychopathology: Perspectives on Adjustment, Risk, and Disorder

The Development of Implicit Intergroup Cognition

How Kids Learn Prejudice

Even Babies Discriminate: A Natureshock Excerpt

The purpose of the Wellington Community Equity & Inclusion Panel is to listen and learn - because we believe that every voice matters. Your perspective is vital to continue our journey in building a more equitable and just Wellington.

As a member of this panel, you may be asked to participate in activities - all of which are optional. By engaging with us here, you will be a vital source of feedback which will inform how we move forward and become better. Please understand that participation is optional in all activities we may plan.To ensure confidentiality, data from surveys and the information you share here will only be used in aggregate (i.e., groups of people), and no individuals will be identified.

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Video Resources for Courageous Conversations

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