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.

11 Black Influencers That You Need to be Following

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From fashion to lifestyle and even some activism, these Black influencers can help you diversify your Instagram feed.

10 Multicultural Movies and Shows for Kids

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It's important that kids of all ethnicities see themselves in our media. Here are some multicultural movies and shows for kids that feature characters of color.

A Call for Black Voices

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Metro Parent is trying to create a space for the voices of Black parents in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor to be heard. Here's how you can get involved.

Teens are Organizing and Leading Black Lives Matter Protests

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We spoke with a metro Detroit teen who planned a Black Lives Matter protest about her experience, her passion and how important it is for young people to speak up.

8 Learning Activities to Help Discuss Race with Kids

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Are you looking for a way to broach the topic of race with your kids? These 8 activities to help discuss race with kids are a good place to start.

Tips to Breaking Through Racial, Ethnic and Religious Barriers

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The world is a diverse place and sometimes there are barriers to overcome to get to know others. Here are some tips to breaking through racial, ethnic and religious barriers.

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.

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.