Our girls are mixed race and that means that I want them to recognize and celebrate the things that make them special. I also want them to recognize the same about their friends and peers. My family has always had a diverse group of friends but that still doesn’t mean my girls don’t need to actively learn to be anti-racist children. Raising anti-racist children is important to me so I wanted to create something that would make them do the work. Something we can do every so often to see what else we can learn also I think it’s important for my children to be able to answer these questions themselves. Whether they are 9 years old or 16 in high school. That’s the thing I find myself now in this stage with children who are older. I don’t have babies anymore so it’s more important than ever to teach them to be loving, thoughtful, kind, actively anti-racist members of society. It’s also teaching them that it’s important to learn new things and to activly learn from the experiences of others. So I’m sharing this worksheet I made for my own children.
Please take the time to print it out for your children to complete too!