Your kids are about to embark on a year defined by our changing America, and Baruch has committed to developing an Anti-Racist lens for the curriculum. This year, you have an opportunity to engage in the kinds of conversations that your kids will be having — with your fellow Baruchian parents.
The goal is to examine this urgent topic in order to gain personal insight about our own explicit and implicit beliefs and values, so we can better confront racism. Our hope is to bring parents together to meet and connect in a social space focused on this deeply important work. Over the course of the year, we’ll take on different kinds of texts or sources: podcasts, poetry, literature, news, comedy, or music.
April Meeting: Anti-Asian Racism
Please listen to the following 30-minute podcast prior to the meeting:
For this meeting, listen to the podcast “Nice White Parents“ about integration and New York City public schools.
If you would like to look at a few “pre-listening questions,” check out the Times guide here.
We discussed Stamped: Racism, Anti-Racism and You — A Remix by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi. The book is intended for YA audiences and is a quick, invigorating read — a fascinating look at American history and racism.
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