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First Name Basis Podcast

Aug 15, 2019

You know that it’s time to talk to your older child about race but you haven’t had a minute to sit down and take dive deep, and let’s be honest, you’re a little overwhelmed when it comes to knowing what to say. In this episode you will gain the tools you need to help your child uncover and dispel their implicit biases and understand the importance of practicing humility when having conversations about race. 

Sources & Links


Race is a social construct:

Blumenbach, Friedrich. On the natural variety of mankind

Article discussing Blumenbach vs. modern understanding, Craig Venter/HGP

Article discussing minimal variation between races, or any group of homo sapiens


Implicit Bias 

Definition of Implicit Bias from Ohio State University 


Life Kit: Parenting Podcast

Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum explains that racism is like a smog


Implicit Association Test

Scroll to the bottom and click ‘I wish to proceed’

Click the 2nd blue button that says ‘Race IAT’


Strategies to Correct Implicit Bias from the Kirwan Institute 


Song Credit: “Away” by Geographer and “Beach Disco” by Dougie Wood