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Meditations on Race and Parenting


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This is a collection of thought provoking meditations to inspire an inner dialogue for parents to open an ongoing conversation with children. 

Just finished a great read by Rachel. Hopefully she doesn’t mind me sharing a few nuggets that jumped off of the page to me and hopefully spark a light in you, too.
“The gift we give our grandchildren is our children grow to be adults who solve lingering societal problems.”

When speaking of those living in poverty- “Our role is not to save them but to see them as human beings in challenging circumstances. Whoever lives on this block does not need your child’s pity but they do not deserve their scorn either.”

“An ally knows when to speak and when to be silent by listening to those who know.”

Great for all parents of all children.

Morgan Bogolin, Director of Marketing & Communications at Boys & Girls Club of the Gulf Coast


About the author: Rachel Dangermond is a writer and award-winning journalist. Rachel has hosted writer’s workshops in California and New Orleans. She writes about race and parenting, was a facilitator with Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s office on race and equity, and continues this work with W.K. Kellogg’s Community in Practice. Under the Obama administration, she was a speaker on DOJ panels about community policing. In 2018, she purchased the 100 Men Hall in Bay Saint Louis, MS. The Hall is a 501c3 nonprofit whose mission is to gather the community through cultural and musical events, which help preserve and maintain this historical African American landmark and rare building on the MS Blues Trail. Through its membership organization, 100 WOMEN DBA, it seeks to levy the members collective privileges and blessings to level the playing field for under-represented women to empower and support them in their business endeavors. 

The Writer's Workshop at The 100 Men Hall meets on the fourth Saturday of every month from 1PM to 5PM. Note: The workshop has been suspended during the pandemic but we hope to resume in 2021.