The Elephant in the Room: Handling Racism

When it comes to handling racism, Caucasian parents may not always know where to start.

A preteen girl handling racism
When she was in third grade, my daughter, Allie, who is half-Korean and half-Caucasian, asked me a question. "Do you think people would step on your shoes because you're Korean?" At first, I was confused, but I said, "I'm not sure. What's going on?" "The kids step on the backs of our shoes when we're waiting in line," she said. "It just happens to me and my friend, Crystal. Do you think it's because I'm Korean and sh'es African-American?" There ...

We want to start teaching our daughter about racism early on, but we have no idea where to start.


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