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First Name Basis Podcast

Feb 15, 2022

Since the push for anti-racism has become more mainstream some white children (and adults) are learning about the true history of the United States for the very first time. This has proven to be pretty dang uncomfortable for them. So uncomfortable that state legislatures have created bills that would allow white parents to sue the school if the history lessons their children learn make them feel uncomfortable. Most of us can see that this is not the right move, but what should we do when it comes to teaching white children the truth? Press play to learn what white children need to understand in order to respond to the uncomfortable truths they are facing.   


Bite-sized Black History 

Bite-sized Black History is a program that empowers you to teach the little ones you love about brilliant Black Americans who have been largely overlooked by our history books. We featured 12 different people in Season 1 of the program and are featuring 12 all new Black Americans in Season 2. Season 2 is live, invest today!

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Articles, Studies & Podcasts Referenced in the Episode

First Name Basis Podcast, Season 2, Episode 5: “A Conversation With My Dad About Black History Month

Florida seeks to block uncomfortable themes in schools. Its history is full of them,” Washington Post

First Name Basis Podcast, Season 3, Episode 29: “Critical Race Theory in School

Florida bill bans businesses and schools from making anyone feel guilt about race” by Greg Allen, NPR

White Supremacy Culture” by Tema Okun

The Milgram Shock Experiment” by Saul McLeod, Simply Psychology 

First Name Basis Podcast, Season 2, Episode 14: “What Is Privilege & What Do I Do With It?

First Name Basis Podcast, Season 4, Episode 8: “Can We Talk About White Privilege?” 

First Name Basis Podcast, Season 1, Episode 4: “Using Your Culture to Build Your Child’s Sense of Self


Song Credit: “Sleeper” by Steve Adams” and “Dive Down” by VYEN