The PTA’s motto is “Every Child, One Voice”. It means we speak and act in unity for the betterment of all children. If your child experiences racial privilege, you may be wondering how to go about acting in unity for the needs of minority children? One of the most important things a parent can do in this situation is to teach their child to be an ally. Here are three great resources to get you started:

Book List: If you are having trouble starting the conversation, or just want to reinforce a point, check out this extensive book list ranging across a variety of ages and topics:

https://www.charisbooksandmore.com/books-teach-white-children-and-teens-how-undo-racism-and-white-supremacy

Use media as a springboard with Common Sense Media’s Guide on How White Parents Can Use Media to Raise Anti-Racist Kids

https://www.commonsensemedia.org/blog/how-white-parents-can-use-media-to-raise-anti-racist-kids

Here is a digital edition of Teaching Tolerance Magazine. There is a great article about the “Anatomy of an Ally” on page 35. Yes, this is a guide for teachers, but for schools to be more successful in creating a safe environment, we as parents can reinforce these discussions at home.

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