Ep 176: Parenting to Prevent Bias

Episode Summary

Christia Spears Brown, PhD, author of Unraveling Bias, explains how prejudice develops in children, even if we don’t teach it to them. In this episode, we’ll learn how to have conversations about equality in our own homes.

This episode will be released to the public on 02-06-2022.

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Parenting Scripts

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1. If your teen complains about having a conversation about race:

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2. Get your teen to think about how they can intervene when they see injustice:

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3. Drop some knowledge about empowerment:

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About Christia Spears Brown

Christia Spears Brown, PhD, is the author of 5 books, including Unraveling Bias and Parenting Beyond Pink & Blue. As a researcher and professor, Dr. Brown has been featured in the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, NBC and CBS News, Forbes, NPR, Washington Post, and CNN. She speaks globally and regularly consults with media and toy companies.

Dr. Brown is currently the Director of the Center for Equality and Social Justice at the University of Kentucky. She focuses her research on how children develop gender and ethnic stereotypes, how children understand gender and ethnic discrimination, and how discrimination and stereotypes affect children and teens’ lives. 

Christia lives in Kentucky with her family, including two kids of her own.

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