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What White People Can Do About Racism

How to act against racism from a position of
unearned (and unwanted) racial privilege

215: Raising Anti-racist White Children



This workshop is intended primarily for parents of white children. Educators, caregivers and others with a concern for raising anti-racist white children will also find it of interest.

Goals and expectations

  • Inspire and empower adults to be effective anti-racists who model and teach anti-racism
  • Educate participants about children's grasp of race & racism
  • Provide information, tools, analysis, strategies, language and resources
  • Counter the present culture of colorblindness with more effective strategies
  • Nurture a positive white racial identity in children
  • Boost participants' confidence in teaching children anti-racism
  • Give adults preliminary tools to raise white children who have an aware and healthy racial identity and the potential to join the next generation of anti-racist organizers and healers

The workshop is appropriate for white people who are open to learning what to do about racism. The workshop is also appropriate for people of color who want to support white people to take action against racism.


A 5.5-hour workshop offered on a single day with a morning session, a lunch break, and an afternoon session. The workshop uses didactic presentation, small group discussion, large group discussion, and a slide show presentation. Handouts are made available to participants.


The workshop touches on several topics, including

• awareness of white culture

• how children learn racism and at what age

• how and when to talk with children about race and racism

• media literacy for children

• strategies for supporting children as they encounter racism in everyday life

• helping children develop a positive anti-racist white identity

• meeting challenges and obstacles


Cost: $95 per participant. Sliding scale and student discount available. The registration fee covers all materials and lunch.


For more information, contact:

Robin Alpern (914) 736-5447, robin.alpern (at)

Jeff Hitchcock (908) 245-4972, contact (at)