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Racism and Race – Raising This with Young People and Children

By June 11, 2020 June 15th, 2020 No Comments

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The recent death of George Floyd in the US and the protests that followed, against perceived racism and oppression may have a significant effect on children and young people in the UK.

If they have seen news coverage etc. or from family and friends, they may well have lots of unanswered questions. It can be tempting to try to shield young children from such difficult topics but they will have often taken in more more than adults appreciate and older children will undoubtedly be seeing disturbing images and narrative on social media. It is therefore it is important to allow them time to process and discuss their questions and feelings about such events/issues.

The article provides some tips for talking about racism and race equality within a teaching environment.

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