Here is a great interview with Dr. Ibrahim X. Kendi, whose book, How to Become an Antiracist Parent was featured on Multicultural Kid Blogs. Normally, as the blog’s title suggests this site has a bunch of resources for parents raising children across various language and cultural backgrounds. But this is the first time I’ve seen an up-front conversation about racism on the site (I might have missed one, just saying). So, Kudos to Multicultural Kid Blogs for inviting Dr. Kendi to have this conversation.
When I first came across Bilingual Monkeys, I didn’t know it yet, but it was the beginning of my efforts to pay a lot closer attention to my son’s language learning. This is a short reflection I wrote for that blog. Thanks as always to Adam Beck for his editorial support and for maintaining such a cool website.
I don’t think my son is old enough to experience these complicated, deep fears, but I remember very clearly when they struck. I wonder how common this is across different cultures– how parents deal with these fears in their children– how I will handle this coming stage of my children’s intellectual development. Is this a problem that is ever truly resolved in us?
got this in the mail from Carolyn as a present for Kiyotake and his daddy (that’s me!) Thank you so much, Carolyn! This is the PERFECT airplane read for me today as I head back to Japan.