I have not been blogging here because I’m working on a book.
It is a handbook for white parents about how to parent white children using anti-racism tools. The aim is to dismantle racism before it begins, takes hold, spreads. I have sat in meetings with folks who work on social justice, race reconciliation, and anti-racism as well as those who seek equity justice and I have heard my calling. I am to write this book because I come to it uniquely through the lens of a white mother of a Black son. This is ground zero.
There actually is no ground zero. I’m the Sephardic mother of an African American son, within us are a multitude of ethnicities and tribes and cultures. But for the sake of this conversation, I sometimes err at speaking through a black or white lens.
While I am working on the book, I am issuing a call to anyone who cares to add to the conversation. I will credit you and your organization, and I am looking for this: if you had a moment to speak to a white parent raising a white child today, what would you tell them? What would you want them to include in their parenting arsenal? What story would you like to share with them?
Feel free to comment here. Or you can contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.