Joining the fight against racial injustice starts with listening to Black voices, sharing resources, and fully educating yourself on the systemic issues that affect Black people. Racism on college campuses affects everyone, and it’s important for all students to acknowledge that non-Black students benefit from a system that has discriminated against Black students. From specific
Kerry Washington, Little Fires Everywhere actress and mom of two, recently spoke about both the importance of democracy and of teaching children a much more extended version of Black history in a virtual interview on Jimmy Kimmel Live. After discussing the role that privilege plays in society, she explained how she’s working hard to talk
In addition to diversifying your family’s bookshelves, listening, protesting, donating, and speaking out against racism, having necessary conversations with your kids about race is a vital action parents, especially white parents, should be taking to eradicate racism. Parents should foster conversations about race with their kids — not just one time, but all the time!
For many runners, the routine of pulling on our shoes, blasting our playlist, and hitting the road is a form of escape. But there are some things that you can’t run away from, and as nationwide protests continue, calling for action against systemic racism and police brutality towards Black people, the running community is as
Many parents have been there. You’re cruising through a grocery store or minding your own business in a waiting room and your kid asks an innocent but utterly embarrassing question within earshot, along the lines of: “Why does that person look different?” or “Mom, why is that man’s skin darker than mine?” But rather than
There’s a pervasive myth that children are these pure, blank slates who cannot develop racial prejudices unless they are explicitly taught to do so. They’re color-blind, many will say, and we shouldn’t talk to them about race because they’re too young, too confused, and too innocent. If a young child does talk about race or
Keegan-Michael Key appeared on The Late Late Show on Monday night to candidly chat with host James Corden about race and the nationwide protests following the death of George Floyd. The Emmy-winning actor and producer began by saying, “I’m feeling a bit frustrated, and there’s sadness to what’s going on and the fact that this
Growing up Asian American, I didn’t harbor high hopes for representation on television. As a child who voraciously consumed TV in the aughts, I more often identified with Rory Gilmore and Willow Rosenberg than the one or two characters of color on Gilmore Girls and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. My expectations for representation didn’t skyrocket