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Dear White Parents Of My Black Child’s Friends: I Need Your Help – Scary Mommy
I’ve been wrestling with talking to you about some things I think you need to know. I’ve wrestled with it because I feel my own sense of shame—shame that I didn’t know or understand these issues before they touched my family. I’ve felt fear that you’ll respond in subtle ways that make it clear you aren’t safe for my child. I’ve been concerned that you won’t believe me and then I’ll feel more angry than if I hadn’t said anything. But my son is getting older, and as he transitions from an adorable black boy to a strong black man, I know the assumptions about him will change. And I need your help in keeping him safe.
parenting  racism  race  whiteprivilege  howtobeanally 
yesterday by laurenipsum
Your 5-year-old is already racially biased. Here’s what you can do about it.
By age five, Black and Hispanic children show no preference toward their own group compared to Whites. On the other hand, White kids remain strongly biased in favor of whiteness. By the start of kindergarten, “children begin to show many of the same implicit racial attitudes that adults in our culture hold. Children have already learned to associate some groups with higher status, or more positive value, than others.”
race  racism  parenting  resources  howtobeanally 
yesterday by laurenipsum
PARENTS - SpeedRaceing.com
Resources for talking to (white, mostly) kids about race.
race  parenting  resources  racism  howtobeanally 
yesterday by laurenipsum
Lynching in America
Equal Justice Initiative & Google
website  video  interview  audio  maps  technology  politics  race  history  slavery  usa 
yesterday by seandanaher
Losing Gloria
The California Sunday Magazine
article  investigation  politics  race  immigration  law  family  mexico  usa 
yesterday by seandanaher
Heather Ann Thompson Thinks the Justice System Is Unfair
"When you tell the nation that hippies are violent, the antiwar protesters are violent, prisoners are violent, civil rights is really about thuggery instead of genuine rights, then, all of a sudden, you look at Kent State, you look at the Chicago convention of ’68, you look at Attica and you completely miss the fact that all the violence was state violence."

Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy
violence  race  politics  usa  history  book  interview 
yesterday by ingenu
Get the Fuck Outta Here: A Dialogue on Jordan Peele’s GET OUT
Writer and educator Law Ware had the wonderful idea of he and I having a dialogue on the recently released horror film, Get Out. The film, written and directed by comedian Jordan Peele, stars Daniel Kaluuya as Chris Washington, a photographer dating a white woman named Rose (Allison Williams). Rose takes Chris home to meet her “liberal/progressive” parents in their New England home and that’s when shit, literally and figuratively, goes left.
The film is multilayered and speaks quite deftly to the terror of being black in the United States. Law and I were anxious to get the conversation started. We spoke on Sunday, the same day as the Oscars, where the specter of race hung over everything like a noose on a poplar tree. There was so much to talk about and as much as we unpacked, there was still so much left to cover (like the end scene, for example). We might need a part two.
getout  movies  analysis  race  america  horror  sonofbaldwin  spoilers 
2 days ago by laurenipsum

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