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The ABC’s of Racial Literacy

All kids need a strong individual and group identity, but racism hurts the healthy development of both. Racism hurts our entire society. Whether you and the children in your care are directly affected by racism or you’re allies of those who are, engaging honestly and directly with little ones is the beginning of building racial literacy (the skills needed to talk thoughtfully about race and to identify and respond to racism). Here are resources to develop children’s understanding, curiosity, resilience, and empathy—and to prepare for the task of building a better world by standing up, standing tall, and standing together.

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What Is Racial Literacy?


For White Parents: The 4 S’s of Antiracist Parenting


Racial Trauma & Responding to Racism


Never Too Young: Ages and Stages of Racial Understanding


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