Parents who don’t proactively talk about racial issues with their children are inadvertently teaching their children that race is a taboo topic. Parents who want to raise children to accept individuals from diverse cultures need to deal with negative attitudes that their children develop.
To end racism, we must change. To improve, we must change the world around us. We must commit to do the work of learning, repairing, and take in the wounds that are still festering from our history. We need to realize there is harm that our past has done to others and work to repair and heal others. The only way we can do this is to pass down what we know to our children. Before we can teach our children, we need to understand anti-racism ourselves — and then lead by example.
Education can be tricky depending on the ages of our children, but we need to start somewhere. These books that I have researched are age-appropriate for readers of all ages and levels to understand racism and tolerance.