“In my opinion, the fact that racism endures and even thrives represents a fundamental failure in parenting. And that’s not just an easy indictment of parents who eagerly pass along their own hatred. More important is the much larger pool of parents who just never broach the subject. Combating racism doesn’t just mean changing the hearts and minds of bigots; it requires that passive bystanders become proactively engaged.
For parents, that can begin with reading books to our children about race and racism, and introducing our kids to a broad range of characters from diverse backgrounds. When those family story-time experiences evolve into actually engaging with and advocating for people different from us in meaningful ways, we can begin to change our communities.” Full blog post on Raising Race Conscious Children here.