Talking with Children about Race and Racism

Resources for Parents and Professionals

CNN & Sesame Street: Coming Together: Standing Up to Racism

Embrace Race: 10 tips for teaching and talking to kids about race

Harvard University Center on the Developing Child: How Racism Can Affect Child Development

"What could our society look like if racial disparities in health and learning outcomes didn't exist? According to extensive studies, the U.S. would save billions in health care costs alone. The value of realizing the potential contributions of so many people around the world who are impaired by—or die from—preventable chronic illnesses is enormous, and the human costs are incalculable. This infographic explains in basic terms how racism in particular gets "under the skin" and affects learning, behavior, and lifelong health."

PBS for Parents: Talking to Young Children About Race and Racism: A Discussion Guide

"There is no perfect way to talk to children about race and racism. These topics are complex issues that can be hard for younger children to grasp. Use the suggested questions to guide discussion."

PBS Kids: PBS Kids Talk about Race and Racism

"Parents and kids sat down for an honest conversation about an important topic. 'PBS KIDS Talk About: Race & Racism' is now streaming on the PBS KIDS video app. The special features real families having real conversations about racial identity, racism, and standing up for what’s right even when it’s difficult. This half-hour program is hosted by Amanda Gorman, the country’s first National Youth Poet Laureate, and features clips from PBS KIDS shows 'Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood,' 'Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum,' and 'Arthur.'"

Society for Research in Child Development: Supporting Asian/Asian American Children and Youth

Teaching Tolerance: Lessons focused on Teaching K-12 Students about Race and Ethnicity