Clearly, it is time. It is time for all of us to do the work, lean up against our uncomfortable edge and engage on a new level. We are fortunate that there are a plethora of books to choose from that are diverse, multicultural and/or anti-racist (although we are looking forward to many more coming out). And the variety of books for children of all ages is growing yearly. We need to engage with the young ones on the topic of racism from an early age. Just seeing images of people of all stripes in picture books can have a profound impact on how a child sees the world.
If, like most of us in Vermont and upstate New York, you are white, a good place to start your journey might be White Fragility. Another good place to start is to delve into this notion of anti-racism with Ibram Kendi's book, How to be an Anti-racist. Of course, there is no right or wrong place to start or continue your journey. Dive in, we are all in this together. Thank you for reading.
For a more general list of anti-racism resources, please go here.
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