“You’re not supposed to curse, Mom!”

51 minutes

How can our focus on language--and how it is spoken--both empower and oppress our children? “We die. That may be the meaning of life. But we do language. That may be the measure of our lives.” — Toni Morrison Are we subconsciously using language (and our expression of it) to submit to white supremacy? For our people, language is community. But our diction also affects how we are viewed by greater society. So, how do we navigate discussing this complex topic with our children? Our guests--writers Bassey Ikpi, Deesha Philyaw & Issa Mas--join Noleca to discuss!

 

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Raising Rebels is a parenting podcast featuring courageous conversations with real parents. Parenting can be so lonely. Our work is to encourage children to be fully themselves in a society that doesn’t always celebrate them. This season, we tackle everything from sexuality and race, to co-parenting and money, all with the goal of liberating our children.

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