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105: Talking To Your Kids About Racism and Racial Justice (Interview with Cara Meredith)

105: Talking To Your Kids About Racism and Racial Justice (Interview with Cara Meredith)

What does it mean to talk to our kids about race? What does it mean to engage in conversations of justice, race and privilege, in the context of diversity? How do we approach these conversations with our kids even when it's hard? What if we don't know what to say? On Episode 105, we interview Cara Meredith about talking to your kids about racism and racial justice.  In This Episode, You Will Hear About: How to talk about racism with your children and teens, even if you don't know what to say The importance of diverse children's literature in your home Resources to help you and your children continue to learn and talk about racism  Resources Mentioned During the Episode: Some of Cara Meredith's recommendations for diverse children's literature (including books for tweens and younger teens): God's Dream by Desmond Tutu God's Very Good Idea by Trillia Newbell The World Is Awake by Linsey Davis Listening With My Heart by Gabi Garcia A full list of Cara's recommended diverse children's literature A full list of Cara's diverse children's literature Recommended Reading List   Pick up a copy of Cara Meredith's book, The Color of Life: A Journey Toward Love and Racial Justice  Resources to learn more about racism (for older teens and adults) Be The Bridge: Pursuing God's Heart for Racial Reconciliation by Latasha Morrison  The Color of Compromise by Jemar Tisby I'm Still Here by Austin Channing Brown  Just Mercy by Byan Stevenson The study that Cara mentions about how children as young as 6 months old can distinguish someone of a different race Prophetic Lament: A Call For Justice In Troubled Times by Soong Chen-Ra Quotes and Tweets: Children are not colorblind. @caramac54 When talking to your kids about racism, start where you are at. If something is on the news, talk about it. @caramac54 I fight for racial justice because systemic racism toward back and brown lives still exists. But my marching is for a justice and a wholeness and peace that are also mine. When I allow redemption to take hold of me, I can't help but want this redemption for everyone. @caramac54 We had to learn how to hold the oppressor and honor the oppressed, for love can redeem everything, including both the oppressor and the oppressed. We had to enter the fullness of lament. @caramac54 It's a matter of mothers and fathers everywhere, of flesh and blood, of adoption and circumstance, embracing each and every one of our children. @caramac54 No longer do we ignore the suffering and pain and death of others, but with compassion as our only sword, we listen and we enter in to heartache. @caramac54 Fighting for justice isn't something we do for others, but it' something we do for ourselves. @caramac54   Subscribe and Connect With Us: Apple Podcasts Spotify Stitcher Google Podcasts Google Play Instagram - @imbetweenshow Twitter - @imbetweenshow Facebook - @imbetweenshow Pinterest - @imbetweenshow YouTube - @imbetweenpodcast And don't forget to subscribe to our podcast, so that you will never miss an episode! _________________________________________________________________ Meet Cara Meredith: Cara Meredith is a writer and speaker whose work has appeared in numerous publications, including Christianity Today, iBelieve, and For Every Mom. A former high school English teacher and outreach ministry director, she holds a Master of Theology from Fuller Seminary. She lives in the San Fransisco Bay Area with her husband and two sons Connect on Facebook and Instagram @CaraMeredithWrites and at CaraMeredith.com

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