How to Talk to Kids About Race

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With protests over police killings of black men dominating the news, many parents have been forced into a situation they might prefer to avoid: talking to their kids about race. Do you encourage them to see the world through colorblind glasses, or do you explain the hard truths of racism? How early do you have that conversation? For multiracial families, the discussion can get even more complicated. On the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, we'll discuss how best to broach racial issues with kids.


Paul Flores, playwright and co-founder of Youth Speaks Inc.

Nailah Suad Nasir, chair for educational disparities at the Graduate School of Education and chair of African-American studies at UC Berkeley

Madeleine Rogin, kindergarten and dance teacher at Prospect Sierra School in El Cerrito and a change leader for Ashoka's "Start Empathy" Initiative

Gene Demby, lead blogger and correspondent for NPR's Code Switch