Talking About Race

Today’s headlines and the Black Lives Matter movement make it clear: It’s more important now than ever to have healthy, ongoing conversations with our children about race and racism in our country. In this space, Metro Parent is focused on giving you resources, perspectives and advice to start creating change where it matters: right in your own home.

10 Anti-Racism Resources for Kids and Families

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It's so important to be anti-racism. These online anti-racism resources can help you and your kids understand racism and why we all should stand against it.

5 Problematic Disney+ Movies You Need to Talk to Your Kids About

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Not all the classic Disney movies are sunshine and rainbows. Here are five problematic Disney+ movies that feature scenes, characters or storylines you need to talk to your kids about.

Celebrating Juneteenth With Kids

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Juneteenth — aka Freedom Day — falls on June 19 and celebrates the abolition of slavery in America. Here are some ways you can celebrate Juneteenth with kids.

The Reality of Being a Black Mom

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A black mom from Detroit explains how the killing of black men affects the way she parents her two young kids — and calls for change from those who read her story.

Starting a Diversity Program

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Help your child's school celebrate culture and diversity by starting a diversity program. These handy tips and online resources designed for parents and teachers can get you started.

Kids March for Black Lives Matter

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Parents and kids in Grosse Pointe hit the streets on June 3 in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. Find out what happened at the kids' march and get details on others you can join.

Books to Help You Explain Racism to Kids

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Are you finding it difficult to find the words to explain racism to your kids? These 13 books break down this difficult topic in an age-appropriate way.

Pint-Sized Protests: Books for Kids Who Want to Make Change

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Want to inspire your kids to rise up and take on change? These dynamic youth books are sure to inspire the next generation of young change-makers and get those seeds planted early.

10 Tips to Address Diversity with Your Kids

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It's important to discuss race and diversity with your children at home. A psychiatrist and race relations expert offers practical advice for parents on how to address diversity with your kids.

Multicultural Children’s Books That Showcase Diversity

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These 10 multicultural children's books feature main characters with different ethnicities, identities and special needs.

Introducing Different Cultures to Your Kids Through Books About Diversity

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Exposing kids to different cultures is important all year long. Here's a list of some great books about diversity that families can read together to increase their cultural awareness.

Protest Tips for Families

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People around the world are protesting police brutality and supporting the Black Lives Matter movement. If you want to be involved with your kids, consider these protest tips for families.