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“How could racism happen in our neighborhood?”

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“How could racism happen in our neighborhood?”

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PBS KIDS
Reading time
Reading time
3 minutes
Suited for
Topic suited for
6-10 years

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Children notice current events and want to have conversations about what they are noticing. With videos of police brutality and other racist acts circulating around the internet, it is important for white children to feel comfortable and affirmed when talking to adults about how they feel, what they notice, and how to take action.

Talking to young kids about racism and current events

Before you watch the video below, consider the following:

Racism is like a disease if you don’t treat it, it’s going to get worse.

Mrs. MacGrady
Arthur, Buster and Mrs. MacGrady hop on a Zoom call to discuss the simple steps that anybody can take to fight racism and stand up for those who are being treated unfairly.

Arthur on Racism: Talk, Listen, and Act

Popular PBS Kids show, Arthur, reflects on Black Lives Matter with a special video. Arthur and Buster talk to Mrs. MacGrady about what they can do to actively fight racism, which will inspire kids to try out these anti-racist actions at home.

If you see something that is not right, not fair, not just, you have a moral obligation to do something about it!

John Lewis

After watching the video, consider the following:

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PBS KIDS

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