Family / Parenting

Anti-racist parenting

Growing up, my parents devoted quite a bit of time talking to my sister and I about white privilege and making sure that we understood how the world worked and what we wanted it to look like. From them, I learned that this idea of anti-racist, anti-homophobic, anti-ism parenting started in the home. Living abroad and dating people of different genders, racial backgrounds and cultural backgrounds, I have spent a bit of time thinking about anti-racist parenting and what I might want that to look like in my future family life. I think this is a shared concern for many lesbian mothers, not just the ones who have minority children, but also the ones who understand that one ism (racism) leaves room for other isms (homophobia) to flourish.

My friend Dave, who has a beautiful foster son with his partner, pointed out this web page to me and I thought I would share it. Anti-Racist Parent has a huge variety of blog contributers (including at least one lesbian family) that talk fairly directly about their ideas, views, thoughts, suggestions, and questions on white privilege, anti-racist parenting, international adoption, inter-racial adoption, and so much more. Enjoy!

***Note, this web page is already listed in the resources area– but after spending a couple hours on it today, I thought it was worth pointing out again.  Especially since I never  forget to look at the resource list and I am sure there are others out there like me***

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  1. Thanks so much for the shout-out to ARP! 🙂

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