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Response to gollygee (Original post)

Fri Jul 8, 2016, 09:46 PM

1. I know that when my children were young I had no idea

 

how to talk to them about race. We're white, and we lived in a very white city, Overland Park, Kansas. I could go days at a time without seeing a black person. There were literally two or three black kids in the neighborhood elementary school.

I did go with the color blind approach, and in a recent conversation with one of my two sons (they're now grown) he said that he and his friends thought it was totally stupid that we adults pretended that race wasn't out there. Looking back, I should have just spoken openly and casually.

They did get the message that we did not think white people were better, and that we were more than okay with them having friends from outside their own particular race or ethnicity.

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