Raising Kids in White Supremacist America, presented by the Laney Moral Leadership Program at Candler School of Theology, Emory University

Decatur Presbyterian Sanctuary presented by Emory University

Sunday, 2:30-3:15

How can we support children of color as they confront everyday racism? How can we help white children understand the opportunity and responsibility they have to help dismantle racist structures? Join Jennifer Harvey, author of Raising White Kids, Ijeoma Oluo, author of So You Want to Talk About Race, and Beverly Daniel Tatum, author of “Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?”and Other Conversations About Race (now in a new 20th anniversary edition), for an open dialogue about the ways that parents, teachers, aunts, uncles, coaches, and anyone who cares for kids can help them flourish and empower them to work for a more racially just America.

This session is presented by the Laney Moral Leadership Program at Candler School of Theology, Emory University.


Jennifer Harvey


Dr. Jennifer Harvey is a writer, speaker, and professor at Drake University. Her work focuses on racial justice and white anti-racism. Dr. Harvey's most recent books include Raising White Kids: Bringing Up Children in a Racially Unjust America (Abingdon Press) and Dear White Christians: For Those Still Longing for Racial Reconciliation (Wm. B. Eerdmans). Dr. Harvey has contributed to The New York Times and Huffington Post and is a widely sought after public speaker and workshop facilitator. She lives in Des Moines, Iowa.

Ijeoma Oluo


Ijeoma Oluo is a Seattle-based writer, speaker, and Internet Yeller. She’s the author of the New York Times bestseller So You Want to Talk about Race, published in January 2018 by Seal Press. Named one of the The Root’s 100 Most Influential African Americans in 2017, one of the Most Influential People in Seattle by Seattle Magazine, one of the 50 Most Influential Women in Seattle by Seattle Met, and winner of the of the 2018 Feminist Humanist Award by the American Humanist Society, Oluo’s work focuses primarily on issues of race and identity, feminism, social and mental health, social justice, the arts, and personal essay. Her writing has been featured in The Washington Post, NBC News, Elle Magazine, TIME, The Stranger, and The Guardian, among other outlets.

Beverly Daniel Tatum

Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum, President Emerita of Spelman College, is a clinical psychologist widely known for her expertise on race relations and as a thought leader in higher education. Her visionary leadership as president of Spelman College (2002-2015) was recognized in 2013 with the Carnegie Academic Leadership Award. Author of several books including the best-selling Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? and Other Conversations About Race (now in a new 20th anniversary edition), she was the 2014 recipient of the American Psychological Association Award for Outstanding Lifetime Contributions to Psychology. She holds a B.A. degree in psychology from Wesleyan University, and M.A. and Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Michigan as well as an M.A. in Religious Studies from Hartford Seminary. She has served as a faculty member at the University of California, Santa Barbara, Westfield State University, and Mount Holyoke College where she also served as dean and acting president. In Spring 2017 she was the Mimi and Peter E. Haas Distinguished Visitor at Stanford University. She is married to Dr. Travis Tatum; they are the parents of two adult sons.


Letitia Campbell

Dr. Letitia M. Campbell is Assistant Professor in the Practice of Ethics and Society, Director of Contextual Education I and Senior Program Coordinator for the Laney Program in Moral Leadership at the Candler School of Theology at Emory University.