Every Child's Champion

Equity and Implicit Bias, Part 1

February 12, 2021 Sara Beach Season 3 Episode 19
Every Child's Champion
Equity and Implicit Bias, Part 1
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Every Child's Champion
Equity and Implicit Bias, Part 1
Feb 12, 2021 Season 3 Episode 19
Sara Beach

Everywhere we look, on every news channel, all our social media feeds, all around us, we see race-related actions and expressions, both hate-charged and promoting of unity and healing. Racial attitudes have become blatant and polarized, more so than many of us can ever remember. And now we even have an extensive research base supporting the notion that many of our policies in education and child care have been influenced by racial bias. In this the first part of a multi-episode podcast, we lay out some of the topics and issues related to the problem. How we think about and how we treat children and families of color should be on the forefront of all of our minds, because we have a real problem in our country with suspending and expelling children of color at more than twice the rate of white children. Additionally, children of color make up a disproportionate amount of our kids who experience trauma and live in poverty another outcome of our inequitable systems. If we are willing to be open, be honest, and share our own narratives about race within safe coworker teams, we can all play a part towards creating more equitable classrooms and learning experiences for all our children.

Show Notes

Everywhere we look, on every news channel, all our social media feeds, all around us, we see race-related actions and expressions, both hate-charged and promoting of unity and healing. Racial attitudes have become blatant and polarized, more so than many of us can ever remember. And now we even have an extensive research base supporting the notion that many of our policies in education and child care have been influenced by racial bias. In this the first part of a multi-episode podcast, we lay out some of the topics and issues related to the problem. How we think about and how we treat children and families of color should be on the forefront of all of our minds, because we have a real problem in our country with suspending and expelling children of color at more than twice the rate of white children. Additionally, children of color make up a disproportionate amount of our kids who experience trauma and live in poverty another outcome of our inequitable systems. If we are willing to be open, be honest, and share our own narratives about race within safe coworker teams, we can all play a part towards creating more equitable classrooms and learning experiences for all our children.