The loss, injustice and tragedy experienced by our country over these last weeks and months have spurred a larger conversation about racism and inequality in the US. At Good2Know Network, we condemn racism in all forms and recognize that education is an important tool for building a foundation of social justice and anti-racism.
In this article, we share resources, ideas, and tips for having conversations about race with young children. These conversations might feel emotional or challenging, but they are also necessary gateways to understanding and empathy. By discussing injustices we’ve witnessed or experienced and mistakes we have made, we can learn from one another and move toward a more equitable future. As parents and childcare providers we can also help empower children to become next-generation change-makers and champions for social justice.
Talking to Children about Race