[Content Note: White privilege.]
"The consequences are serious. When we don't talk honestly with white children about racism, they become more likely to disbelieve or discount their peers when they report experiencing racism. 'But we're all equal' becomes a rote response that actually blocks white children from recognizing or taking seriously racism when they see it or hear about it. ...White children are exposed to racism daily. If we parents don't point it out, show how it works, and teach why it is false, over time our children are more likely to accept racist messages at face value."—Jennifer Harvey, in a thoughtful piece for the New York Times, "Are We Raising Racists?"