In the words of Desmond Tutu, "If you are neutral in times of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor." Black Lives Matter. America's Test Kitchen Kids stands in solidarity with those protesting. We may be in the business of developing recipes, producing cookbooks, and creating educational content for children, but we do so in the hopes that it brings ALL families together in the kitchen and around the table.
We continue to be committed to building a new generation of empowered cooks, engaged eaters, and curious experimenters, and featuring a diverse group of children in our books and on our website. As we pledge to practice antiracism, we have a lot of work to do—work that will never be finished—and we're listening.
We’ve compiled a list of resources to help and encourage families to have effective, candid conversations on race, racism, and resistance. We’ll be using many of them ourselves. Are there resources we’re missing? Please let us know and we will update this list.
- Talking Race with Young Children (National Public Radio)
- Resources for Talking About Race, Racism and Radicalized Violence with Kids (Center for Racial Justice in Education)
- How White Parents Can Use Media to Raise Anti-Racist Kids (Common Sense Media)
- Teaching Tolerance: Race & Ethnicity (Teaching Tolerance)
- Your Age-by-Age Guide to Talking About Race (Parents)
- Resources for Parents: Uplifting Youth Through Healthy Communication About Race (American Psychological Association)
- Is My Skin Brown Because I Drank Chocolate Milk? (Beverly Daniel Tatum at TEDx Stanford)
- 31 Children’s Books to Support Conversations on Race, Racism and Resistance (embracerace)
- 20 Childrens’ Books to Spark Important Discussions About Race and Tolerance (Motherly)
- Black Books Matter: Children’s Books Celebrating Black Boys (The Conscious Kid)