It didn’t start with Trump. This country has been steeped in policies that discriminate by race and ethnicity and more than that since before it was a country.
But we’re seeing all of that peak in this time of incredible turbulence. We have a president many of us believe got into office not in spite of, but because of, his ugly, divisive rhetoric around race and ethnicity and other dimensions of identity.We’re seeing high-profile incidents of police brutality alongside The Movement for Black Lives, Standing Rock, talk and movement about building a wall, Islamophobia reaching new heights in the proposal of a Muslim ban and a registry. We’re all affected by this turbulence, some of us more directly than others. And our kids are feeling it, too.
This conversation is called Parenting in the Age of Trump, but we want to be clear that not only parents parent. We welcome the parents, aunts, uncles, teachers, social workers, librarians and others who submitted questions. We are all taking part in raising this generation of kids — whether we know it or not.
On February 28, 2017, EmbraceRace Co-founders Andrew Grant-Thomas and Melissa Giraud had an illuminating conversation with people who submitted questions and with our special guest, child psychologist Dr. Allison Briscoe-Smith. Here’s the recording. The transcript and related resources follow.