Don't Touch My Hair
I was struck by a quote on PBS about how to talk honestly with children about racism. “In this moment, we must choose to have confidence in ourselves and in our children; that we, and they, can handle tough topics and tough situations. We must, as parents, understand that our role is to be honest, specific, and trustworthy as we raise the next generation to confront racial injustice.”
Always be learning. Be open to making mistakes and feeling uncomfortable and practice allyship without feeling the need to performatively declare yourself an ally. If this is new for you, you may be wondering...where to start? There is no manual, no roadmap, no how-to. But somewhere is better than nowhere. Start somewhere; start with this book, start today.