Talking to Kids About Race Simply Means Talking About Race.
It Doesn’t Mean You Have all the Answers
I’m a white mom with white children and a white husband.
My husband and I are continually learning how to dismantle the disparities between black and white lives in our community and America. We talk about the injustices we see. We are conscious of our own actions and words. We read books and talk to adult friends and family about how Black Lives Matter.
But we haven’t really talked to our kids about it like we should. They overhear our conversations, and we mention things to them, but we’ve never brought them into big conversations about race.
It’s such a hard topic to discuss. I certainly don’t have answers for most, if not all, of the questions they’d ask. Often it feels easier to simply hope that we can have these conversations when they are older and can understand more. Maybe you feel the same way?
GRPL’s Talking About Race program is perhaps the missing link that you and I need. We don’t have to know all of the answers to bring our families into the conversation on race. Starting where you are is the best first step.