Why Parents Need to Talk About Race

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[Editor's Note: Do talk to your kids about race? For many parents-of-color, the question is not if, but when -- and how. Jason Sperber of Daddy in a Strangeland and the new fatherhood anthologyRad Dad, says raising awareness about race is just part of raising kids. --Grace]

Countless times, I’d encounter commenters asking, “I thought this was a parenting blog! Why are you always talking about this race stuff?” For a parent of color, navigating race and racism is a parenting issue. Already, as one of the few Asian Americans at her school, my six-year-old has come home asking me why classmates insist she’s Chinese or ask her where she’s really from.

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