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Ensure that the reading material you provide for your children explicitly addresses issues of justice and equity.

 

Expose children to books, movies, and TV that feature people of Color as protagonists and heroes. (See the resources below for a great list).

 

Enroll in public schools, not private schools, and if possible, choose schools with a clear social-justice inspired mission.

Enroll your kids in public schools where they are in the racial minority.

Take your young (age 0-16) children to events where adults (people of Color and other white people) are speaking about racism, violence against communities of Color, white supremacy, etc.

 

Talk with your children about these issues explicitly, including where they/you fit into these systems including the privileges they occupy.

 

Organize and educate other people’s children (especially other White children) to develop critical consciousness (like a great teacher might do)

Take your children to events, or organize events, where facilitators explicitly work with kids to explore intersection between race, power, privilege, etc.

Have teaching and childcare experience? Provide these services so more Black, Brown, and Indigenous organizers and activists can get to work, attend meetings, access services, etc. (Source)

Talk to your child's teacher if you see them teaching in culturally problematic ways, and offer to work with them to include more issues around race and equity in the curriculum.

Join or start a parent group/committee at your child's school that addresses issues of equity, diversity or parent involvement, and support them in reframing deficit ideologies and moving toward creating racially inclusive environments.

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