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How to Explain Systemic Oppression to Kids

10 Things Parents Should Know About Talking to Kids About Systemic Oppression

How to Explain Systemic Oppression to Kids
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The idea of unpacking the history behind systemic oppression for your kids probably sounds daunting. But that doesn't mean you can avoid it — talking to your kids about oppression is a step toward real change.

There's much more to be done in producing anti-racist allies, but what many parents still struggle with is finding the right things to say. Given the number of resources currently circulating social media, it seems like the only thing missing is an obvious starting point. To help parents feel more confident in their ability to engage their children in a meaningful way, these tips are specifically intended to make systemic oppression digestible for little ones.

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