How to talk to your kids about race: This video nails it

‘The worst conversation adults can have with kids about race is no conversation at all’

A group of children.
A group of children. (Stock image: Archie Binamira from Pexels)

Did you realize that as early as 3 years old, kids are classifying people based on their appearances?

That’s according to a video made by The Atlantic -- one of the best things online we’ve found, by the way, when it comes to children and introducing them to, or continuing the conversation, about race.

“The worst conversation adults can have with kids about race is no conversation at all,” author Jemar Tisby says in the video. “Talking to kids about race needs to happen early, often, and honestly.”

Not sure where to start?

The video has some really good ideas.

Of course, it will depend on how old your children are, and several other factors -- for example, how diverse is the place where you live?

To open the conversation, you could say something like, “How boring would it be to have a crayon box made up of all the same colors?”


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