Identity Formation and Racial Tensions

So this is a good point. All people of all backgrounds should discuss race and history but I think it’s really important how you phrase it. It’s important to not phrase things in a Us v. Them kind of way.

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Lately there has been a lot of talk on my Facebook feed about racism, discrimination and overall tensions between races. And, if it’s not all over your Facebook feed, you’ll find it all over the news. One of my friends posted this article and I found it helpful, but it really got me thinking. . . . .

Here is a link to the article:

6 Things White Parents Can Do to Raise Racially Conscious Children

Maybe it’s because my husband does work on identity formation, but I find this particular section troubling and I want to throw it out there. Here this woman is having a conversation with her daughter about American History:

“Do you know what happened after the first Thanksgiving?”

“No, what?”

“Everyone went back to fearing each other and fighting. Since the colonists had guns and new diseases and other weapons, they used those to kill…

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