For decades, Katie D'Angelo and Valerie Harrison engaged in conversations about race and racism. However, when Katie and her husband, who are white, adopted Gabriel, a biracial child, Katie's conversations with Val, who is black, were no longer theoretical and academic. The stakes grew from the two friends trying to understand each other's perspectives to a mother navigating, with input from her friend, how to equip a child with the tools that will best serve him as he grows up in a white family.
Through lively and intimate back-and-forth exchanges, the authors share information, research, and resources that orient parents and other community members to the ways race and racism will affect a black child's lifeand despite that, how to raise and nurture healthy and happy children. These friendly dialogues about guarding a child's confidence and nurturing positive racial identity form the basis for Do Right by Me. Harrison and D'Angelo share information on transracial adoption, understanding racism, developing a child's positive racial identity, racial disparities in healthcare and education, and the violence of racism.
Do Right by Me also is a story about friendship and kindness, and how both can be effective in the fight for a more just and equitable society.
Generi Salute Benessere Self Help » Maternità , Politica e Società » Servizi sociali e Criminologia » Adozione e affidamento » Assistenza sociale e servizi sociali » Problemi e Processi sociali » Discriminazione sociale , Famiglia Scuola e Università » Famiglia e Figli » Affidamento e adozione » Gravidanza, parto, puericultura » Relazioni interpersonali
Editore Temple University Press
Formato Ebook con Adobe DRM
EAN-13 9781439919965 9781439919965