To the White Parents of My Black Son’s Friends

If you tell your kids racism happened a long time ago but now it’s over and use my family as an example of how we can all get along, you are not doing me any favors.

Teaching Racial Awareness to Children

But here’s the thing—as much as we can try to protect him and teach him to protect himself, there may come a time when your child will be involved. As the parents of the white friend of my black son, I need you to be talking to your child about racism.


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