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First Name Basis Podcast

Jul 20, 2021

It’s basically impossible to open your news app without seeing a headline about Critical Race Theory, but what is it? Could you explain it to a friend if they asked you for guidance? Could you give examples of how the laws in our country affect different groups of people based on the color of their skin? This episode...


Jul 6, 2021

In this episode I walk you through the anti-bias approach that I took when my daughter came up against something in one of her library books that didn’t align with our family values. Listen in for a concrete example of what it looks like to talk to your children about bias. 

 

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Jun 29, 2021

We want our children to embrace anti-racist education both at school and at home, but what does that actually look like? In this episode I interview Alexandria Scott, Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Ditto Kids Magazine, an anti-racist magazine for kiddos. Alex and I chat about everyday anti-racism and how us parents can...


Jun 15, 2021

Juneteenth is the oldest celebration of the abolition of slavery here in the United States. Every year on June 19th families come together to celebrate the resilience of our ancestors who survived and persevered during one of the darkest times of our nation’s history. We take time to reflect on where we are as a...


Jun 12, 2021

54 years ago today Richard and Mildred Loving won their landmark Civil Rights case against the state of Virginia. Because of the Lovings states were no longer permitted to create racist laws that would prevent couples from marrying one another because of the color of their skin. Unfortunately, this right was not...