At the heart of Kids Co., we believe in the beauty and richness of our diverse community. Kids Co. also believes that we have to stand up for all we hold dear. To that end, Kids Co. stands firmly with Black Lives Matter and those who demand justice and equality for our Black communities.
With deep sadness and solidarity, we find ourselves in the place of needing to speak out against systemic racism and the oppression it engenders so that our Black kids can grow up in a community that is safe for them too.
We have watched in horror the brutality inflicted on so many Black lives that continues to this day. The trial for the murder of George Floyd and the recent murder of Daunte Wright deepen the trauma and fear Black kids and families live with every day.
Please know and trust that Kids Co. is committed to providing a safe and welcoming place for ALL of our kids, families, and staff.
Today we firmly attest our support and solidarity with Black Lives Matter.
We offer the following resources and encourage you to learn more about how we can combat this deadly disease called racism.
- Guide to Allyship
- Talking About Race
- The debate over ending structural racism
- For white folks especially working to become allies and eventually accomplices in anti-racist work: Scaffolded Anti-Racist Resources
- Project Implicit
- Racial Equity Tools
- UCLA Equity, Diversity & Inclusion
- Respect Ability – Fighting Stigmas. Advancing Opportunities
- The Black Panthers Vanguard of the Revolution
- Just Mercy
- 13th – Netflix
- The Hate U Give
- Something Happened In Our Town (YouTube animated movie)
READ – buy books from black owned bookstores
Books For Adults: (These are just a few)
- ‘White Fragility’ by Robin Diangelo
- ‘How to Be an Antiracist’ by Ibram X. Kendi
- ‘Privilege Revealed: How Invisible Preference Undermines America’ by Stephanie M. Wildman
- ‘Racing to Justice: Transforming Our Conceptions of Self and Other to Build an Inclusive Society’ by john a. powell
- ‘Me and White Supremacy’ by Layla F. Saad
- ‘So You Want to Talk About Race’ by Ijeoma Oluo
- ‘When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir’ by Patrisse Khan-Cullors and Asha Bandele
- ‘Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower’ by Brittney Cooper
- ‘An African American and Latinx History of the United States’ by Paul Ortiz
- ‘Waking Up White, and Finding Myself in the Story of Race’ by Debby Irving
- ‘The Hidden Rules of Race: Barriers to an Inclusive Economy’ by Andrea Flynn, Susuan R. Holmberg, Dorian T. Warren, and Felicia J. Wong
- ‘Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?: And Other Conversations About Race’ by Beverly Daniel Tatum
- ‘Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism’ by Safiya Umoja Noble
- ‘The Color of Success: Asian Americans and the Origins of the Model Minority’ by Ellen D. Wu
- ‘This Muslim American Life: Dispatches from the War on Terror’ by Moustafa Bayoumi
Books for Kids: Link to a long list of books for children of all ages