Tag Archives: Racism

19Jul/23

Why are mixed race children called black?

The term “black” is often used to refer to people of African descent, regardless of their actual skin color. This is because the term “black” has a long history of being used to describe people of African descent, and it is still the most commonly used term in many parts of the world. Continue reading

12Jul/23

Educating your children about racism

July 11, 2023 /World/ — It’s great that you’re educating your children about racism, even though they’re not racist themselves. It’s important to start these conversations early, so that they can grow up understanding the dangers of racism and how to combat it.

Here are some tips for explaining racism to your children:

  • Start by defining racism in simple terms. Explain that racism is when someone is treated differently because of their race.
  • Talk about the history of racism in the world. Explain how racism has been used to justify slavery, segregation, and other forms of discrimination.
  • Talk about the different forms of racism. Explain that racism can be overt, like name-calling or violence, or it can be more subtle, like microaggressions or implicit bias.
  • Talk about the impact of racism. Explain how racism can damage people’s self-esteem, make them feel unsafe, and limit their opportunities.
  • Talk about how to combat racism. Explain that racism is a problem that we all need to work together to solve. Talk about the importance of speaking up against racism, supporting anti-racist organizations, and educating others about racism.

It’s also important to be age-appropriate in your discussions with your children. For younger children, you may want to focus on the basics of racism, such as what it is and why it’s wrong. As your children get older, you can have more complex conversations about the history, impact, and ways to combat racism.

It’s also important to be a role model for your children. Show them that you are committed to anti-racism by talking about it, reading books about it, and supporting anti-racist organizations.

By educating your children about racism, you can help them to grow up to be anti-racist allies. You can help them to create a more just and equitable world.

05Jul/23

Racism has pitched the black youth against white authority.

July 4, 2023 /World/ — Racism has a long and ugly history in the United States, and it has had a profound impact on the relationship between black youth and white authority figures. For centuries, black people have been subjected to discrimination, violence, and oppression at the hands of white people. This history of racism has created a deep distrust and resentment among many black youth, who see white authority figures as symbols of oppression. Continue reading