Provide Role Models
Even if you're having the most productive conversations with your kids, they won't truly commit to learning and working against systemic oppression unless you do. "Children take their cues from their parents," Principal Killins says. "Having honest conversations, a growth mindset, and taking action yourself are all critical to empowering your children to grow into antiracist adults."
Principal Killins adds that you can also point out systemic oppression in your child's everyday life, like on the playground. Ask them if this seems like a place that was built for everyone, and initiate a discussion about how it could be better. Use real examples, and be an advocate yourself, so that your kids not only know what systemic oppression is but also what they can do to challenge and work against it.