Not In Our Town Princeton


A Conversation with My Black Son

“In this short documentary, parents reveal their struggles with telling their black sons that they may be targets of racial profiling by the police.” A New York Times Op-Doc by Geeta Gandbhir and Blair Foster.   Can you contain your…

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Raising Anti-racist Children

You can’t ignore racism and raise anti-racist children. You have to tackle it head-on.  Parenting advice from Jessica Valenti.  

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White Parents Should Talk to Their Kids About Discrimination by Jennifer Keys Adair

Adair, a professor of early childhood education, explains why white parents need to initiate conversations about race and racism with their children and gives an example from her own life.

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The Rules: Making sense of race and privilege by Lawrence Otis Graham

In this article, writer, attorney, and Princeton U. alumnus, Lawrence Graham, uses a recent encounter his 15-year-old son faced to make it very clear how active racism still is in our society.  His and his wife’s set of rules for behavior…

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6 Things White Parents Can Do to Raise Racially Conscious Children

Bree Ervin  (Everyday Feminism August 30, 2014) explains why white parents must have conversations with their children about race and white privilege and suggests how to go about it.

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