Racism is endemic to the United States and many societies, yet we often struggle with how to discuss it with our children. Recent events have made clear the danger of delaying these uncomfortable conversations. We must educate our children about racism so that we can root out this cancer eating away at the vitals of our society OR so they can carry forward the work of creating a more just and equitable society.
Racism is not just about the actions of individuals. Racism plays a significant role in determining the conditions in which people are born, grow, work, live, and age. These factors affect people’s access to quality housing, education, food, transportation, political power, and other social determinants of health. [Read more…]