Tell Me the Truth About Racism invites our youngest Christian disciples into the work of dismantling racism through faith in God. Children are sponges of curiosity, absorbing everything they can to make sense of the world. Sadly, because racism is so systemic in the world, it is also one of the things they will absorb. We believe that framing racism in the context of our faith offers a powerful value system to ground an otherwise difficult discussion. Our approach defines racism as “The lie in our world that some people are better than others based on the color of their skin.” It is only because of the Truth we know from God, that all people are equally children of God, that we can clearly frame racism as a lie about our identity. Racism is a distortion from how God made us, even though most of us adults are so used to it that it's hard to notice. Before children absorb the lie that racism tells them about other people and even about themselves, we can expose how wrong it is with the Truth of God. That is why we feel this is a gift children.
-Jen and Will