Do young kids (and babies) really see race?

The Embrace Race Podcast

12-02-2024 • 40 mins

Welcome to the first episode of the Embrace Race podcast! It’s a show about how to raise kids who are thoughtful, informed and brave about race, brought to you by EmbraceRace, an organization created to support you to do just that.

On this episode, hosts Melissa Giraud and Andrew Grant-Thomas tell you the backstory of EmbraceRace, and then dive into a conversation with developmental psychologist Tara Mandalaywala about what we know about whether and how babies and young children perceive racial differences. Most importantly, they talk about how to translate that understanding  into everyday parenting and caregiving choices.

We have many resources related to this topic on our website. Find those resources, and learn more about Tara and this episode there.

The Embrace Race Podcast is an extension of the work of EmbraceRace, a community of support for caregivers, parents, educators, and other adults in the lives of kids who strive to be informed, thoughtful and brave about race so that their kids can be too. At EmbraceRace, we create and curate the tools, community spaces, and networks we all need to raise a generation of kids who are resilient, empathetic, critical thinkers on race and who are committed to racial justice.