Talking to White Kids About Race & Racism (Podcasts)


Talking to White Kids About Race & Racism (Podcasts)


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Can we talk? Extended interview with Jennifer Harvey.

Many white parents have never learned how to talk about race and racism with their kids. Silence perpetuates racism—but it can be hard to know how to start. This hour-long program is about talking to white kids about race and racism: how white parents, families, and teachers can learn to show up for racial justice in a way that will make a difference for generations to come. The show explores a wide variety of approaches with kids of all ages.

Parents, racial justice experts, and teens all provide perspectives on these necessary and challenging conversations, with a focus on how white parents can actively interrupt the racist messages and stereotypes that children as young as three years old are already starting to pick up. We combine compelling storytelling with practical expert guidance to give you tools to start your own courageous conversations.

Includes an extensive set of resources such as:

Tips & Strategies for Talking to White Kids About Race & Racism (PDF)

Discussion Guide (PDF)


From Our Guests

Further Reading & Listening

Helpful Organizations

About Safe Space Podcast:

The mission of Safe Space Radio is to inspire courageous conversations, break down the barriers that divide us, and create compassionate communities.

Founded in 2008, Safe Space Radio has broadcast more than 300 episodes and received numerous awards. The first season of our four-part miniseries, Can We Talk?, broadcast in May 2019 for Mental Health Awareness Month. Two long-form specials, Out-Takes, on suicide prevention among LGBTQ teens, and Still Here, on caregiving and dementia, both broadcast nationally in 2016. Our podcast is used in training programs for healthcare professionals, therapists, and teachers as they learn to address the needs of underserved populations.

Dr. Hallward is the host and founder of Safe Space Radio and a board certified psychiatrist in Portland, Maine.


Hallward, Anne





Hallward, Anne, “Talking to White Kids About Race & Racism (Podcasts),” Global Library for Antiracism & Digital Citizenship , accessed July 20, 2024,