How To Talk To Your Children About Racism

June 09, 2020

Black Doll // Image by NATALEE COCKS

 

Seeing oneself represented in the culture around them is important, especially when you’re young, seeking validation and trying to find your place in the world. Which is why we are proud to have always offered you dolls in a variety of body, hair and eye colors.

A fundamental part of Dumyé’s Karmic Goodness® Pinky-Promise, is to show compassion for all our fellow humans. And it is that compassion that drives us to stand in solidarity with the American black community who, made obvious by recent events, have suffered for far too long. As Martin Luther King Jr. said, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”

Image Credit: Sarah Willis PhotoNo matter who you are, or where you come from, it’s important that we continue to advocate for ALL people. It isn’t enough to say ‘I am not racist’. As parents we must pledge to be actively ANTIRACIST. We need to talk to our children, big or small, about race and racism. Our children are watching us. We are their greatest teachers and it has become clear that the empathy and tolerance we instill in them today can mean the difference between someone’s grown child surviving tomorrow.

We are on a mission to bring love and light into the lives of both our children and children in need. Right now black kids in America need everyone to listen to their voices and support them in their pursuit for equality.

Rosa Parks Quote

 

Resources To Learn Alongside Your Children

CNN & Sesame Street called a racism town hall for kids and families to openly discuss how to standup to racism. Watch video now…


The Parent Toolkit put together a great article about how to approach the topic of race and racism with your children. Read more now…


Laura Scott is a mother of (nearly) 4 and Harvard MD. She shares lots of great insights on her Instagram and lifestyle blog but we particularly like her edit of children’s books that raise kids to be ‘color kind’, not colorblind. Learn more now…

 

Alongside advocating, you must vote people into office that support your value system and can make the policy changes necessary to see real justice for all. In the USA Mayors, County Executives, District Attorneys and State Attorneys are all elected officials that have a direct impact on reforming police departments and the criminal justice system. As an American, are you registered to vote? Register to vote now…




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