Let's Talk About Race
There are many books that can help us explain racial inequalities, white privilege, and the protests in history related to them. This can be a safe way to start a conversation and educate about race. The books pictured above and the 27 books in this link are a great start.
Fred Rogers told us after 9/11, "Look for the helpers. You will always find people helping." This is excellent advice now too, if our children happen to see traumatic news coverage. Mr. Rogers was a pioneer in helping to educate the very youngest children about race, fairness, and love. Here is the episode from 1969.
Link above for the first episode on a Sesame Street conversation about race. Here is episode 2.
Animated narration of the book: "Something Happened in Our Town."
Resource roundup for HOW to talk to your kids about race.
Part 2 of "Let's Talk About Race" is here.