EQ: What should white parents do to equip their children to understand the functions of race in order to combat racism?
Guest: Malia Jacobsen, author of the column “Beyond Tolerance” for ParentMap. Malia Jacobson is an award-winning health and parenting journalist and mom of three who contributes regularly to more than 120 national and regional publications and has written two books on sleep.
In this episode, we sit down with Malia Jacobson to talk about the importance of intentionally talking about race with white children. Highlights include:
Malia’s journalistic work at Parentmap, a resource for parents and families in the Puget Sound region.
How white parents respond and shape the conversation around gendered toys (specifically her work writing about toy guns).
How the new generation of parents has to come into talking about race in their own way (and not opting out).
How children are born into this racial environment and parents have to coach them to be ready (Nurture Shock--the environment IS the lesson).
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