Educating yourself AND YOUR CHILDREN on dangerous stereotypes like these is the first step in uncovering implicit bias that we have all been exposed to, but it’s NOT ENOUGH. We need to replace negative images of black folks with positive nuanced representations of blacks which show the diversity of the “black experience”.
“For something like 75% of white Americans. It’s very hard to put BLACK and GOOD together.” – Mahzarin Banaji, Experimental Psychologist. This quote is from a new film airing tonight on KQED.
According to “the Academy” the only voices worth hearing are vanilla. Here’s what I’m doing to celebrate more diverse narratives in movies!
Why we can’t talk about honors without understanding the concept of structural racism and how it plays out in our schools.
Black History Month: #7 Learn about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with these kid-friendly videos.
At six years old, Ruby Bridges was the first black child to attend a formerly all-white New Orleans School. Ruby shows that at any age, you can be a role model for courage, forgiveness, and doing what’s right!
Learn about the first Black American to become a bomber pilot: Les Williams. He is also one of the few surviving Tuskegee Airmen.
This month, I am especially excited to learn more about the African-Americans who have made our country great. In my search for knowledge, I am coming across some great resources that I’d like to share with you! (This is the third in a series of posts devoted to sharing the rich history of African-Americans. To see […]
What are you doing to counteract negative stereotypes communicated about black people to your children? Follow these 5 simple steps to raise unbiased kids.
As Americans, we are exposed to a barrage of racial stereotypes that we may or may not be aware of. It is imperative that we dig deep, and get a little uncomfortable at times as we explore the attitudes and beliefs we may have unwittingly have internalized.