How parents must respond to racial injustice

For the past few days I’ve been trying, and failing, to write coherently about the murder of George Floyd. As a professional who works with mothers, I wanted to write something acknowledging the critical role that parents play in combating racism. But I’ve honestly had difficulty finding the right words.

Fortunately, my colleague and dear friend Dr. Rebecca Schrag Hershberg found the right words. She speaks of the need to parent our children “to be anti-racist, to express their righteous anger against injustice, and to use their positions of privilege to amplify those who have for too long been violently silenced.” Please read, and note the helpful resources at the end.

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