Amazing things are possible when we raise a generation that thinks critically about race.
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US society is too often unkind to Black and Indigenous children and children of color (BIPOC children), raising the risk that these children learn to be unkind to themselves and each other. If we are to raise a generation of BIPOC children who fully recognize their own humanity, and that of their peers within and across lines of race and ethnicity, we need the entire village involved: aunts, uncles, and grandparents; mentors and coaches; children's book authors and publishers; toy manufacturers; television and film, and video producers. And more.
The roles and responsibilities of parents, caregivers and educators are especially crucial for our youngest children. For Part 1 of this conversation, we focused on the role of parents and caregivers. For this second part of the conversation, we focus on the role of educators in answering the following questions:
We're pleased to be joined for this conversation by two long-time educators and consultants in the early education and equity space, Lisa Gordon and Debbie LeeKeenan.