Social Justice Parenting

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An empowering, timely guide to raising anti-racist, compassionate, and socially conscious children, from a diversity-and-inclusion educator with more than thirty years of experience.

Social Justice Parenting offers guidance and grace for parents who want to teach their children how to create a fair and inclusive world.”—Diane Debrovner, deputy editor of Parents magazine

With the murder of George Floyd, the ensuing Black Lives Matter protests, and controversial state laws limiting discussions and topics, many parents grapple with the responsibility of teaching their kids about social justice—with few resources to guide them.

In Social Justice Parenting, Dr. Traci Baxley—a professor of education who has spent thirty years teaching diversity and inclusion—offers caregivers essential guidance and a thoughtful roadmap. A mother of five, Dr. Baxley suggests that parenting is a form of activism and encourages parents to embrace their power and acknowledge their influence in raising kind, justice-minded kids.

Dr. Baxley also helps parents recognize and reconcile their own biases. So often, she suggests, parents make choices based on what is best for their own children, and not necessarily what is best for all the children in their community. Under Dr. Baxley’s guidance, parents can take inventory of their actions and beliefs, foster self-awareness and accountability, become role models, and teach their kids to be a positive force for social change.