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How Do You Teach Your Child about Racism? A Story.

<a href="/blogs/meganstanish/2012/09/25/how-do-you-teach-your-child-about-racism-a-story">How Do You Teach Your Child about Racism? A Story.</a>

My son’s hero of all heroes is Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. When we visited the King Center this past January on Martin Luther King, Jr Day, my little Bear didn’t want to leave the museum and then the memorial. He wanted to commune with Dr. King all day. On a recent trip to Washington, DC, Bear didn’t want to leave Dr. King’s statue, and he made it a point to read aloud every single quote inscribed along the long wall of the memorial. As Bear’s mom, I am proud beyond words. With this as the backdrop and as a reflection of how my husband and I feel about discrimination of any kind, I will tell you about an experience I had recently. Read full article

Video on Racism in Young Children - Implicit Bias

<a href="/blogs/yvettevignando/2012/04/12/video-on-racism-in-young-children-implicit-bias">Video on Racism in Young Children - Implicit Bias</a>

Watch this ten minute video for an eye-opening insight into what is called "implicit" racial bias in children - filmed in the United States, it indicated that 70% of the 'white' children automatically took a negative and racially biased point of view of typical playground situations, and more than 30% of 'black' or 'coloured' children did the same. Is this the same in Australia and New Zealand and are parents to blame for this? Read full article