Talking to Children about Racism, Racial Injustice, and Protests

Strengthening Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity (SIDE) Committee, June 2020

The recent events related to the tragic deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery have given rise to important questions about how to talk to children about issues of diversity and fair treatment in our communities. Racial trauma has the potential to affect the physical and emotional health of children (and adults) of all races.

In this important and difficult moment in our history, caregivers and educators grapple with how best to support and educate children of all races as they try to make sense of the current events. Parents may be wondering how you can begin to address racism with your child. As adults, we are all responsible for teaching the younger generation.

Here are some things adults can do to help children better understand what is happening and to value cultural and ethnic diversity.

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