Emphasise That Learning Is a Process
Whatever your child's background, one of the biggest takeaways is that learning about systemic oppression is a work in progress. It's an ongoing lesson that families should be open and honest about, and until we can face that truth, progress will continue to stall. For BIPOC, let your kids know that systemic oppression is something that exists but also something they can overcome. And for all the white allies out there, teach your kids how to use their privilege for good.
"It's hard. It's painful. There will be a lot of failure," Dr. Nurenberg says. "But it's possible, and it's worth it — every victory, every erosion of this system, has been the fruit of people of colour and white people doing just this sort of work together."