We all have biases in some way. It doesn’t matter who you are. Based on factors like race, sexual orientation, disability, some experience the pain and serious consequences of bias while others are largely spared it on a personal level. The lives, stories and chances for equality and justice for people of the global majority do matter. Ditto Kids magazine sums up its approach to anti-bias education with six basic goals: Self-love and respect, love and respect for others, the ability to recognize inequality, the tools to address it in ourselves, the tools to address around us and continuing education.
This magazine is for parents, home schoolers, classroom teachers-- anyone who teaches and loves children between the ages of about 3 and 11. It is written specifically for the unique perspective of those living in the United States but can be modified for those living in other countries.
Each issue features a value and one main and several additional cultures and experiences. Our first (October) issue value is "belonging" and kids will learn about the importance of self-love and self-respect, family and community. We will focus on Mexico and some aspects of Mexican culture and history, immigration, asylum seeking and refugees. We don't tell history "as written by the victor." We share decolonized history. The stories of the global majority often go untold and these true perspectives are an important part of children's self-esteem.
- Ages 3-11
- 64 pages, 11" x 8.5"printed on certified Forest Stewardship Council paper with vegetable-based inks
- First Issue, October, 2020