Racism and discrimination harm our communities and negatively affect our children. Parents can help by talking to children about racism.
“Pediatricians strive to care for children and adolescents such that they all have an opportunity to reach their full potential. Although we have progressed to a greater racial equity, racism continues to undermine the health of children, adolescents and families. Children and adolescents experience racism through the places they live and learn, by what they have economically and how their rights are protected.” -The American Academy of Pediatrics
Here are some helpful resources for navigating a conversation with your child.