Last night Embrace Race posted the follow-up post to my first piece:
Check it out, share it with others, and please join in the conversation. I’m so proud to be a part of this community and eager to support others’ work in it too. To that end: take the plunge and sign up for the Embrace Race newsletter, or follow Embrace Race on Twitter, Facebook, or Medium. If you’re interested in blogging, reach out to the founders, Melissa and Andrew, or drop me a line and I’ll connect you with them.
Finally, here are some of my favorite Embrace Race pieces to date (as I started listing them I realized I could just keep posting, so I am limiting myself to 5 here, but that doesn’t mean the other posts aren’t great too. Check them out!):
- A Black princess who saves herself and exposes princess culture? Kids and adults say “Yes!” An interview with Jeremy Whitley about his race-positive, gender-bending, subversive series for kids, Princeless
- Black and Brown and White-ish Make…Family
- “Daddy, I wish there weren’t any Black people.” Taking a deep breath, I respond to my daughter with a wish of my own.
- Lift Up the Freedom Fighters: Why Resistance Must Be Part of Any Discussion of Oppression
Just because we’re neurotic about race doesn’t mean our kids have to be