Bringing Up Biracial Baby: Books and Podcasts for Exploring Mixed Race Identity

Bringing Up Biracial Baby: Books and Podcasts for Exploring Mixed Race Identity

Now that a new mixed race baby has joined the British royal family, questions of race and identity are once more percolating through the news. Knowing that someone has a particular racial background still leaves open the question of what being mixed race really means, and no baby, no matter how famous, can answer that. Here’s a list to engage kids and adults in the conversation about mixed race identity.

Talking About It: The Price of Silence

Talking About It: The Price of Silence

One way to reinforce oppression is to remain silent. It is a defensive move that functions to politely keep those in power powerful, and those without power powerless.  

I grew up in the 80s in a small, Midwestern town and never told anyone that both my parents were gay. Finally, when I was 20 years old, I started talking about it. The experience of being silent as a kid fuels my drive as a parent now, to disrupt silence, especially when it comes to talking about race with my kids.

Kids Are The Future, But We Hold The Present

Kids Are The Future, But We Hold The Present

Whitney Houston had it right—I believe the children are our future. I’ve been watching the climate change walkouts, the gun control rallies, the embrace of intersectionality and inclusion that seems to come so naturally to the young with a sense of awe and admiration. But within all that excitement and hope there’s a nagging question. Why are the kids having to work so hard anyway?

STEM and Race: Non-Fiction Books That Change The Narrative

STEM and Race: Non-Fiction Books That Change The Narrative

I’ve been thinking about the intersection of science and equity lately, especially as we look to technology to solve more and more of our problems. One thing we can work on is making sure that we view science and tech as a field where people of all backgrounds and skin colors belong and can excel. Here are few fun non-fiction books that highlight diversity in STEM.

Talking to Kids When Hate is in the News

Talking to Kids When Hate is in the News

“50 people killed in the attacks…” I freeze. We’re in the car with the radio on and I’ve forgotten to switch the channel from the morning news. I’m wondering if my kids are listening to the story as the reporter continues talking. Should I change the station? It’s a dilemma that’s all too familiar for parents—hate and violence in the news, confronting us again and again with how to explain terrible things to our children.

Final Five Clues for Black History Scavenger Hunt

Final Five Clues for Black History Scavenger Hunt

Well, snowpocalypse threw a wrench into our February, but we want to at least give you all five more Black History Scavenger Hunt clues, for a total of 10. We’re also extending our Scavenger Hunt deadline until midnight on Saturday, March 9th. That gives your team 1.5 weekends to win this thing and bring home the big prize for your organization!