Talked With Your Child About Racism Lately? Denver Expert Recommends Doing It Now

CBS-4 Denver | Justin Adams

“Young children very naturally categorize everything. They will categorize cars from trucks and blocks, red blocks from blue blocks, and in the same way they categorize people… If we’re not careful on talking about differences and celebrating differences, then that categorization can be based on negative perceptions about people rather than just a difference in skin color.”

In this story from CBS-4, Dr. Rosemarie Allen, an associate professor in Metropolitan State University of Denver’s School of Education, offers advice for talking about race and racism with young children.

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