Your 5-year-old is already racially biased. Here’s what you can do about it.

Andrew Grant-Thomas
May 1, 2017 · 6 min read

Your new roommate is a Palestinian and Muslim.

A group of young Black men are walking toward you on the street.

The young man sitting next to you on the airplane is an Arab.

Your new suitemates are Mexican.

Your assigned lab partner is a fundamentalist Christian.

Many Fox Hill students and parents were upset. “They’re kids. Let kids be kids. Why are they asking kids these questions?” one mother to a seventh-grade student wondered. “I just don’t think it’s something that needs to be brought in school.”

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Twin girls with different skin tones. How different will their experiences be?
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