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Why Aren’t You Talking to Your Kids About Racism? | Care2 Healthy Living

Why Aren’t You Talking to Your Kids About Racism? | Care2 Healthy Living

Caucasian friend of mine, while watching his children play on the playground with a collection of children representing a plentitude of racial background says to an African American woman there with her young daughter, “It is really inspiring to see our children playing with seemingly no awareness about race or ethnicity.” The African American mother responds with a kindly, “That is nice for you. My daughter comes home and asks how we could wash the dark off of her skin.” Not that we needed a new reason to talk about racial issues , but the recent killing of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Florida has brought the issue of race back into the forefront of the American dialogue. While the blogosphere and the televised news stream is rich with talk of racism and racial profiling, the talk between parents and children on this matter is basically nil – if you are Caucasian. While ...

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