Eps 331: Raising Allies with Dr. Traci Baxley

Episode 331

My guest this week is Traci Baxley.

Dr. Traci Baxley is a professor, consultant, parenting coach, speaker, and mother to five children. She is the creator of Social Justice Parenting™ and the author of Social Justice Parenting: How to Raise Compassionate, Anti-Racist, Justice-minded Kids in an Unjust World. An educator for over 30 years with degrees in child development, elementary education, and curriculum & instruction, she specializes in belonging, diversity and inclusion, anti-bias curriculum, and social justice education. As a diversity, equity, and inclusion consultant, Dr. Baxley supports organizations and corporations in developing inclusive practices and policies that lead to workplace belonging and high productivity.

Today Traci and I are going to talk about her book, as well as some hot button topics around race and raising our kids in a multi racial world.


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Takeaways from the show

  • How Traci got into her work
  • Teaching our kids acceptance and inclusivity
  • Traci’s family dynamic with social justice
  • Lead with your own curiosity
  • Acknowledging privilege
  • Opening intentional dialogue around identities
  • Cultural appropriation vs cultural appreciation
  • Words gain meaning through relationships
  • Teasing apart critical race theory
  • Speaking out about human rights
  • Mini historical lesson about Juneteenth


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