Play Africa is committed to being an anti-racist organisation. We have compiled this list of resources which focus on talking to young children about race and identity. We hope these resources will be useful to parents, educators, and children as we explore how to end racism, racial discrimination and racial bias. Together we are working to build a more just and equitable South Africa and a better world.
Though some of what is being described in these resources might present differently in a South African context, the patterns are similar globally and we hope you can still find useful lessons within them. Our hope is that this resource list can continue to be co-created with you, South African families and educators. Do you have a favorite book, curriculum or article about how to talk about race and positive self-identity with children? What resources do YOU think should be included in this list? Many of these resources are developed outside South Africa — Your perspective is important to us! Let us know what we’re missing at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Let’s build our “Talking About Race” resource library together!