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Should parents address racism with their kids?

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Poll Results: 1,775 votes
83%
Yes, it's an important topic.
 
11%
Only if the child brings it up.
 
3%
No, it's not necessary.
 
3%
Other.
 

Related: Are you talking about racism with your kids?




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Sue H.
Sunday August 28, 2016, 10:30 PM


Yes indeed.

John B.
Thursday August 18, 2016, 7:37 AM


Yes, it's an important topic.

Rima Goode
Monday August 1, 2016, 3:57 PM


'Racism' is a form of prejudice. The word prejudice means to pre-judge something or someone. People who are 'racists' are actually prejudiced against other people of certain skin colors and/or certain ethnic backgrounds, but not their 'race', since there is actually no such thing as different races.

I'm not saying that we should ignore the real prejudice in the world and our society against people of certain skin colors and/or certain ethnic backgrounds. I'm saying that we need to stop using the words 'racial', 'racist', and 'racism', because they just perpetuate prejudice on the basis of 'race' which is an arbitrary, made-up concept!

The fact is, when we stop using that language, there will be no excuse to use that arbitrary concept to discriminate against people. Some individuals will still pre-judge others based upon their skin color or their ethnicity. But, there is no need to use the word 'race' when addressing these issues. Think about it.

Please check out my CARE2 pledges and/or my YouTube video, asking people to help dispel the myth of 'race'.

CARE2 Pledge link: http://www.thepetitionsite.com/682/558/986/pledge-to-dispel-the-myth-of-race/

'Dispel the Myth of Race' YouTube video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vp8EvKnpXQI

sharon ogden
Saturday July 9, 2016, 3:32 PM


yes xxx

Nyack Clancy
Wednesday July 6, 2016, 1:28 PM


We need new poll questions

Denise D.
Sunday May 29, 2016, 9:58 AM


Yes, absolutely!

Antiope K.
Sunday April 17, 2016, 12:19 PM


Yes.

Dimitris Dallis
Friday April 15, 2016, 10:42 AM


Thank you care2 for the points :)

Karen C.
Tuesday March 22, 2016, 3:46 AM


Yes, especially if the child has said something rude or experienced racism

Nicola F.
Monday March 7, 2016, 2:02 AM


Of course.



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