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How To Raise Confident Black Kids In White Spaces

Season 2, Ep. 8

In this episode of The Parenting Cipher, Valerie Harrison and Kathryn D'Angelo, authors of Do Right By Me, share tips on how to raise Black children with a positive racial identity in predominantly white spaces. They discuss ways to navigate interactions with schools, healthcare, and sports, and Kathryn shares her experience as a white woman raising her bi-racial son. Listen and learn how to empower your children with a strong sense of identity in this episode of The Parenting Cipher.

About our Guest:

Valerie Harrison has her JD and a Doctorate in African American Studies. She is an attorney, educator, and served as acting president of Lincoln University. Valerie first book, Color Him Father: Stories of Love and Rediscovery of Black Men, was published in 2006. She is co-author of Do Right by By Me: Learning to Raise Black Children in White Spaces (2020).

Kathryn D’Angelo has a Doctorate in Education, and she and her husband are white adoptive parents to a bi-racial son. Rejecting colorblind or post racial ideology, they confront head on the reality that they would need to equip their son for an experience far more complex than anything they had experienced. She is co-author of Do Right by Me: Learning to Raise Black Children in White Spaces (2020).

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Valerie Harrison & Kathryn D’Angelo

Website: Do Right By Me

Twitter: @DoRightByMe1

Instagram: @dorightbyme_book

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