What We’re Reading: Talking About Race

Bud shares his thoughts about a think piece from the Washington Post about parenting and race.
When I was growing up, white children like me were taught that the best way to handle race relations was to be “colorblind.” I think what was meant by “colorblind” was despite that fact that we might notice physical differences (i.e. skin tone), we were taught that those differences didn’t matter. To paraphrase Dr. Martin Luther King, we were taught to judge others not by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. Of course, this is still an important and noble belief to share with children, but are we sending an accurate message?

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