The Radical Brownies is a group for girls of colour in the USA that teaches relevant life skills with a focus on social justice and history. For example, they study the Black Panthers and the Chicano Brown Berets. They also learn how Disney princesses can negatively impact on self image, and how they can counter this. They are also taught how to practice social inclusion and social action:
“The Radical Brownies have their own badge system, including one for ‘Radical Beauty’ and an ‘LGBT ally’ badge. The girls also earned a “Black Lives Matter” badge after learning about police accountability and attending a civil rights march in Oakland.”
Anayvette Martizez, one of the group leaders, says: “I think it’s never too early to have these conversations with young people.”
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