Wednesday, August 5, 2009

There is a really wonderful post up on Anti-Racist parent today for anti-racist white parents of white kids. I recommend reading it, if that's something that interests you.

White Noise: White adults raising white children to resist white supremacy.

A taste:
Somewhere around four years old, we started to notice Luca, when describing her friends, only “raced” her friends of color. Meaning, when she was describing people to us who she knew, she described her friends of color as “Black” or “Native” but her white friends as “with red hair” or “tall.” Already, at four years old, and living in a multiracial community, white had become normal for Luca. Normal in a way that means invisible. So, one of the first steps is to just plain make whiteness visible. This means making sure that all of us, when we are describing people, talk as much about white friends as we do our Black or Asian friends. But making whiteness visible is more than that.

1 comment:

  1. That will make you think.
    Glad you posted this, I'm going to head over and check it out.

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