Episode 51: Talking With Kids About Race with Tasha Morrison



As part of our debut mini-series on how to have important conversations with your kids, today we’re talking all about race. Tasha Morrison, founder of Be the Bridge, joins host Indiana Adams and Coffee + Crumbs writer Melanie Dale to educate us on how to approach this topic with our children, and how to lead by example in the quest for racial unity. Tasha also speaks about the difference between diversity and racial reconciliation, the difference between being color blind and color brave, and how we can equip our children to speak up when they witness an injustice. We hope this dialogue inspires you to start having some conversations about race in your home, if you haven’t already.

Show Notes

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Mentioned in this episode:

Be the Bridge: web site | FB | Whiteness 101

Tasha Morrison: IG |Twitter

Melanie Dale: website | podcast | IG

Video: IF Gathering- Modeling a Healthy Conversation on Race (2015)

Podcast (with transcript): Tasha Morrison on For the Love with Jen Hatmaker

Book: Why Are All The Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria

Time Magazine: Why Black Panther is a Defining Moment for Black America

Recommendations + Resources:

Good read: How to Talk to Kids About Race and Books that Can Help

Guide: How to Diversify Your Child's Bookshelves

Books for parents:

I'm Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness

Between the World and Me

Raise Your Voice: Why We Stay Silent and How to Speak Up

Shalom Sistas: Living Wholeheartedly in a Broken World

Books for Kids: 

God's Very Good Idea: A True Story of God's Delightfully Different Families

The Name Jar

Marisol McDonald Doesn't Match

Little Leaders, Bold Women in Black History

Books to Help Kids Understand the Fight for Racial Equality (tween and teen)

Video: Be the Bridge featured at IF:Gathering 2017

Listen: Tasha Morrison Black Girl Magic Interview on Truth's Table

Show credits: 

Hosted by Indiana Adams with special guest co-host Melanie Dale, produced by Katie Leipprandt, edited by Kyle Cummings.

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