"If parents don’t explain why these inequities exist — that they exist because of longstanding systemic racism in this country — children will assume they must be justified or 'natural.'"
- Kelsey Borresen
There is never too young of an age to bring up race while raising your child. If Black parents need to teach their children about race in order to help them survive and thrive in an unjust and racist world, then White parents better be doing the same. Remember, there is no non-racist parenting, there is only racist parenting or anti-racist parenting.
Read some of the common statements and questions that children have around race and see the various ways parents can approach each type of question with a truthful, appropriate response: 6 Things White Kids Say About Race That Parents Should Call Out Now