The issue of race has always been a complex and sensitive subject. And although the world has come a long way from the segregation and discrimination that took place before the Civil Right's Movement, recent police shootings of unarmed African-Americans remind people that we still have a long way to go. And if you are struggling for answers, there's a good chance your kids have questions of their own. If you are looking for age-appropriate ways to talk to your children about race relations in this country, you may need to enlist the help of children's books that help your kid understand white privilege.
As a parent, it is important to educate your children about our country's history of racial discrimination. Reading with them is a great way to start a conversation about the fact that the color of your skin can often determine how you are treated by others. And as a result, children will learn to be more accepting and sensitive to the experiences of their friends of other races.
Tonight, why not add one of these books to your bedtime story routine? And remind your children that as lucky as they are to live in a country that accepts people of all races and religions, it will be up to their generation to make sure that we continue to make progress.