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Teaching Your Child About Racism, #BlackLivesMatter, & White Privilege l Ep 3

June 08, 2020 Aimee
Ask Aimee Zak
Teaching Your Child About Racism, #BlackLivesMatter, & White Privilege l Ep 3
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Hello, welcome to the longest episode I will probably ever do. Today's question is:

"What is the best way to talk to your children about what’s happening in our country right now?"

Sometimes a question needs a more in-depth answer. And teaching our children about racism, white privilege, and #BlackLivesMatter is possibly one of the most important things we can do for this decade. It's time to end a systemic learning that's over 400 years old. Each generation unlearns it a little more. This episode walks you through my own personal experiences with racism, as well as shares profound advice on how to teach your kids based on how we are teaching ours. Special thanks to my black friends and associates shared their insight and support!

My Story with Racism
Educating Myself First
Parent/Adult Check in
Lesson #1: Educate, Educate, Educate
My Family's Experience
Lesson #2: Exposure & Diversity
Lesson #3: Social Responsibility
Messages from my black friends
Bottom Line