Amid Worldwide Protests: A Frank Perspective on Racism for Parents
Editor’s Note: On May 25, 2020, George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man, died while police restrained him face down on the ground—kneeling on his neck and back as he struggled to breathe and eventually lost consciousness. Videos of the shocking incident sparked nationwide protests and renewed discussions over systemic racism and police brutality toward people of color in this country. As a parent, you may be at a loss about how to react to these events with your child, especially if you are not a person of color and have not been exposed to racial injustice.
So, we’ve asked Missy Bolden, a member of our content and social media team, to contribute her thoughts via video on how racism in America has touched her life and how parents can demonstrate anti-racism with their kids. Please feel free to express your thoughts in our comments section below.
Missy Bolden is a content marketing specialist and contributor to Learning Liftoff. She has worked at K12 for seven years and in her current role she supports social media and marketing efforts for Destinations Career Academy. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in strategic communication from The Ohio State University. In the community, she serves as a member of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc. She enjoys dining, traveling, and experiencing new things.