What are you doing to counteract negative stereotypes communicated about black people to your children? Follow these 5 simple steps to raise unbiased kids.
As Americans, we are exposed to a barrage of racial stereotypes that we may or may not be aware of. It is imperative that we dig deep, and get a little uncomfortable at times as we explore the attitudes and beliefs we may have unwittingly have internalized.
According to research, most white Americans demonstrate bias against blacks, even if they’re not aware of or able to control it. Yikes! Learn more about Implicit Bias and what you can do about it.
The simple act of talking about skin color, may seem superficial. Nonetheless, it can be an important first step in talking about race with very young children and is surprisingly absent from many (White) parents’ conversations with their kids.
How do you start the conversation with little kids? I’ve always found books to be a great resource. My girls and I can read a story and along the way ask questions about how the characters look, feel and act. When in doubt… find a book!