Talking to our children about racism and discrimination is as necessary as it is uncomfortable for most parents (especially white parents). Necessary because racial bias in children starts as early as from the age of 3; uncomfortable because it means we have to address our own racial biases, too. These multicultural children’s books are a selection of picture books and novels about the past and the present. They can be helpful for talking to your children (Elementary to High School) about racism and its devastating consequences.
The purpose of this organization includes, but is not limited to, providing a platform for minorities to have access to the field of ABA, provide awareness to minorities regarding common diagnosis of mental and behavioral health which will aim to desensitize common misconceptions, provide resources and cultural competence training to health care professionals in the field of behavior analysis as well as other professionals who make an impact on the success of individuals with disabilities, and to conduct further research that will increase the practical knowledge and application of ABA.
This will be the first ABA Task Force meeting to eradicate social injustices. This first meeting is open to all individuals in the field interested in taking action and steps towards making socially significant changes. The purpose of this meeting is to develop sub-task forces worldwide so that members can use the principles of behavior analysis to address socially significant issues such as racism, discrimination, etc.
I don’t want to hear “I can’t believe this.” I want you to read up on the history you’ve had the privilege to ignore. I don’t want your opinions or thoughts. I want you to listen to the Black experiences you’ve chosen to forget.