Tuesday, February 21, 2017

3 Simple Ways to Counteract Internalized Bias with KidsSF Public School Mom

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BHM Series #9: Three Simple Ways to Address Skin Color Bias with Kids


In honor of Black History Month, I’m reposting this previous series. A few years ago, (2015 to be exact!) I challenged myself to write 28 posts highlighting African-American History. This year I finally reached my goal!!! Check out my original post below which appeared on February 13, 2015. To see more posts in this series, click here.

This month, I am especially excited to learn more about the African-Americans who have made our country great. And, as I mentioned in post a while back, Black History Month isn’t just about celebrating the contributions of African-American heroes and heroines. It’s also about raising awareness about the harmful effects of racial inequality in our country.
One of the most powerful steps we can take this month is to examine the effects of internalized bias on the way we view the world and share these conversations with our loved ones and in our communities. In my search for knowledge, I am coming across some great resources that I’d like to share with you!
If you’ve been reading my blog, you know kids as little as 36 months show a preference for playing with lighter-skinned playmates. Toddlers are not too young to pick up subtle yet negative messages about race from neighbors, friends and family members, and from the media at large. Even if you live in a diverse city or send your kid to a diverse school, there is no guarantee that your child is not being exposed to 3 Simple Ways to Counteract Internalized Bias with KidsSF Public School Mom:

BHM Series #11: Read about Everyday American Civil Rights Heroes
During Black History Month, learn about everyday American heroes who fought against inequality. Here's a great list of books for your child. The post BHM Series #11: Read about Everyday American Civil Rights Heroes appeared first on SF Public School Mom .
BHM Series #10: Missing from President’s Day: The People They Enslaved
History books have improved a lot since my day, but I am sure they still gloss over the fact that our country was built , from its very first days, on the backs of enslaved Africans. The post BHM Series #10: Missing from President’s Day: The 
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