For many parents, the race talk is as difficult as the birds and the bees talk. This article from PARENT MAGAZINE provides five useful strategies for talking about racism with your children.

 

Africa Access Review provides annotations and scholarly reviews of children's and young adult books that focus on Africa. More than 100 African Studies scholars are members of our review team.

 

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When it comes to talking to your kids about political matters, you may think that your 8-year-old would rather be playing video games or that your 14-year-old would prefer texting friends — but you might be wrong.

As communities around the nation grapple with questions of race and police brutality, a New York Times short documentary asks parents of African-American boys what they say to their sons about how to respond if stopped by police.

 

By an early age, we develop specific beliefs about authority and learn to understand the importance of political symbols, like the American flag. By the time a child is five, he or she has some understanding of the president, political parties, and ideologies.

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A father writes a book to explain protest to kids in the time of Black Lives Matter. The book Daddy,There’s a Noise Outside allows both parents and teachers to have conversations with young kids about what’s taking place in our communities.

Youth from #Ferguson, MO bluntly and sarcastically educate white America about the racist reality in 2014. Recruited on the very block where unarmed black teen Michael Brown was gunned down these kids use sometimes uncomfortable humor to show white people the continued racism their generation faces.