How should we prepare our children for racism?

Gunaratnam, Yasmin. 2014. How should we prepare our children for racism?. [Digital]

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An issue that is rarely talked about is how racism affects parenting. For anyone who is the parent of a child who is racially marked in some way because of their colour, or cultural and faith difference, it is almost impossible not to have thought about how our children will negotiate their way through a world of varying racist heat. Should we protect them for as long as we can from an awareness of racism? Should we practice a version of psychological inoculation – exposing our children to racism in the hope that it might build future resilience?

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Racism; children; parenting

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31 January 2014

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19 Feb 2014 15:42

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07 Jul 2017 09:21


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