#97 What Children Teach Us About Race with Christine Platt & Catherine Wigginton Greene

by | Jan 22, 2024 | Featured, Parenting, Podcast

Parenting in the First 3 Years Podcast

In this episode, Christine, Catherine and I delve into a subject that is both timely and essential – the dynamics of interracial friendships and the impact of these relationships on the journey of parenting.

As parents, how do you navigate the delicate balance between imparting age-appropriate insights about race to your children while allowing them the innocence to form genuine friendships without the weight of societal biases? As we unpack the themes within their book, we explore the innocence of children’s friendships, the intricacies of raising kids in predominantly white environments, and the art of navigating these challenges with levity and honesty.

So, whether you’re a parent, a friend, or someone seeking a deeper understanding of these crucial conversations, this episode promises insights, laughter, and a wealth of perspectives.

Topics Discussed:
·       Overview of the Book.
·       Children’s Perspective on Friendship.
·       The Challenge of Raising Children in Predominantly White Environments.
·       The Role of Children in Shaping Parental Perspectives.
·       Navigating the Challenges with Levity.
·       Advice for Parents of Young Children.

About the Guests:
Both residing in Washington, DC, Christine Platt is an author whose literary works for both children and adults center around African diasporic experiences across different timelines. Holding Bachelor and Master of Arts degrees in African and African American studies, along with a juris doctorate in general law, she currently serves as the Executive Director for Baldwin For The Arts.

Catherine Wittington Greene, a writer and filmmaker based in Washington, DC, is dedicated to storytelling that enhances human connection and understanding. Her feature documentary, ‘I’m Not Racist . . . Am I?’ continues to be utilized across the United States as an educational tool for initiating conversations on race. A graduate of Coe College and Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, Catherine is presently pursuing her doctorate at The George Washington University’s Graduate School of Education and Human Development.

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