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October 2023Vol. 24, No. 8Guide for Addressing Structural Racism With Children

A guide from EmbraceRace provides caregivers and other caring adults with tips for discussing structural racism with children. In Addressing Structural Racism With Children, author Dr. Kimberly Narain, a physician and researcher focused on improving the health outcomes of underserved populations, offers and details the following suggestions:

  • Educate yourself about structural racism.
  • Get past your own fear of discussing structural racism with children.
  • Look for media that supports your efforts to educate children about structural racism.
  • Heighten awareness of the historical and contemporary contradictions in American life.
  • Help children be agents of change.

The 2-page action guide also links to the related webinar, "Breaking Down 'Structural' and 'Systemic' Racism for Our Children." The webinar features a conversation with EmbraceRace, Dr. Narain, and Michael Lawrence-Riddell, an award-winning educator and founder of Self-Evident Education, a nonprofit organization that creates multimedia curriculum materials focused on the history of race in America.

Access the guide in English and Spanish on the EmbraceRace website.