Do Right by Me : Learning to Raise Black Children in White Spaces, Paperback / softback Book

Do Right by Me : Learning to Raise Black Children in White Spaces Paperback / softback

Paperback / softback

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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 life-and 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.