Whiteness studies have underlined the importance of Whites developing a White racial identity in building an antiracist future. Because children are the future, the new generations must be taught antiracist values as well. Hence, this study investigates the White racial identity development of self-identified antiracists Whites living in the Netherlands and explores how they incorporate their antiracist values in raising their children. The current study draws on in-depth interviews with eleven participants, of which 8 are parent. The analysis identified that the White racial identity among self-identified White antiracists living in the Netherlands is not well-developed. Besides, the findings show that there are no evident indications of White racial socialization of their children and parents enroll their children in predominantly White schools, even though most considered the schools’ range of racial and ethnic diversity.

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Bonnie French, Jess Bier
Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences

Graaf, L. (2022, June 19). Towards an Antiracist Future: A qualitative investigation of the White racial identity of self-identified White antiracists living in the Netherlands and their antiracist child-rearing. Sociology. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/2105/66005