Black Parents: Discussing Race & Racism With Your Kids

Episode 4 November 08, 2020 00:43:28
Black Parents: Discussing Race & Racism With Your Kids
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Black Parents: Discussing Race & Racism With Your Kids
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Show Notes

This was such a good convo, ya'll! This week, I chatted with Kinna Thomas, Mom to two Black sons, about discussing race and racism with your kids. As with all aspects of living while Black, for us, raising children has that added layer of being Black in today's America. It's been noted that children begin to notice race and skin tone as young as six months. And, as we've seen throughout the years, incidents in the classroom and on the playground as well as nationally recognized events like George Floyd and Breonna Taylor's recent murders force us, as Black parents, to have "the talk" earlier and earlier.

I don't know about you, but for me, it's been difficult to navigate. My oldest turned four earlier this year, and, for the most part, we were able to shield her from the terrible events on the news. But I still feel a responsibility to talk to her about race in an age appropriate way so that we can normalize those discussions before she goes to school and begins to interact more with other adults and kids outside of our little bubble.

I knew if I was struggling, other moms must be too; so, I wanted to open a dialogue about this issue. Kinna recently published an open letter in Peekaboo Magazine called Dear White Moms, and she's been very open on Facebook about the conversations she has with her kids, so I'm super excited to share our chat with you guys!

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