Diversity Empowerment Virtual Workshop!
By: Bishop Global Education & Consulting
According to a new study published by the American Psychological Association, adults in the United States believe children should be almost 5 years old before talking with them about race, even though some infants are aware of race and preschoolers may have already developed racist beliefs – parents today still hold off on the talk of race.
Although the study didn't address exactly when or how adults should talk with children about race – The Answers: A Parent's Guide to Discussing Racism with Children addresses just how important and easy it can be to start the conversation through a unique interactive online course, guide, workbook and quiz.
Developed by well-known author, educator and human rights activist Troya Bishop, M.ED., who is also a doctoral student at Walden University and founder of Bishop Global Education & Consulting, advocates for parents from all ethnic groups. "Being a mother and working in the education system I'm often asked questions regarding how to talk to children about racism. With the social climate in America becoming increasingly volatile and hostile towards African American youth, I created this curriculum to lay out attainable strategies through self-examination and uncovering your own biases, how to frame the discussion with your child through critical thinking skills while embracing diversity. I encourage curiosity with respect and help advocate for anti-hate and anti-racism,"
Grab a notebook and self-assess if now is the right time for you and your family:
Take the Quiz
1. Do you believe that skin color doesn't matter?
2. Do you side with the thought that we're all the same on the inside?
3. Growing up, were you told it's not polite to talk about race?
4. Did your own parents refuse to discuss race, or was race never mentioned?
5. Do your children or family members ask you questions about racism that you feel uncomfortable answering?
According to Bishop, if you answered "yes" to any of these questions, now is the time to have the discussion with your child. Learn more about her books, courses and quizzes at www.theanswerstoracism.com.
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Workshop Link: https://bishopglobal.teachable.com/