Something Borrowed: Discussing Race and Racism With Kids

I’ve come across yet another great post today I have to share. This one by GeekDad changed the way I thought about approaching the topic of race and racism with my child:

“How to Raise Racist Kids:

Step One: Don’t talk about race. Don’t point out skin color. Be “color blind.”

Step Two: Actually, that’s it. There is no Step Two.

Congratulations! Your children are well on their way to believing that <insert your ethnicity here> is better than everybody else.

Surprised? So were authors Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman when they started researching the issue of kids and race for their book NurtureShock. It turns out that a lot of our assumptions about raising our kids to appreciate diversity are entirely wrong … “

Read more here. There’s also a great list of ways to talk to kids about racism here.

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