Grounded in the life experiences of children, youth, teachers, and caregivers, this book investigates how implicit bias affects multiracial kids in unforeseen ways. Drawing on critical mixed-race theory and developmental psychology, the authors employ radical listening to examine both how these children experience school and what schools can do to create more welcoming learning environments. They examine how the silencing of mixed-race experiences often creates a barrier to engaging in nuanced conversations about race and identity in the classroom, and how teachers are finding powerful ways to forge meaningful connections with their mixed-race students. This is a book written from the inside, integrating not only theory and research but also the authors' own experiences negotiating race and racism for and with their mixed-race children. It is a timely and essential read not only because of our nation's changing demographics, but also because of our racially hostile political climate.
- Examination of the most contemporary issues that impact mixed-race children and youth, including the racialized violence with which our country is now reckoning.
- Guided exercises with relevant, action-oriented information for educators, parents, and caregivers in every chapter.
- Engaging storytelling that brings the school worlds of mixed-race children and youth to life.
- Interdisciplinary scholarship from social and developmental psychology, critical mixed-race studies, and education.
- Expansion of the typical Black/White binary to include mixed-race children from Asian American, Latinx, and Native American backgrounds.