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    Ten Ways to Develop Racial Awareness with Primary Aged Children

    By Rebbecca Hemmings Children are born without prejudices but as they become more influenced by the outside world, they begin to form views about it. Some believe that since this is the case, racism should not be discussed for fear of planting ideas in children’s minds but actually what is more likely to happen is that as the child grows and learns, any racist views held will be strengthened if not challenged. Prevention is better than cure. Therefore, we have created a list of our top tips for talking about racism with children. This is targeted at primary schools but most points can also be utilised by parents/carers and for…

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    Children See Colour

    By Rebbecca Hemmings Statements such as ‘I don’t see colour, we’re all the same’ and questions like, ‘Why do we need to talk about race?’. are very common during my antiracism training sessions. However, the problem with them is that they invalidate the experiences of racially marginalised people. As I often share in the antiracism training sessions, I do not wake up in the morning, look at my skin and think ‘Oh yes I am still black’. I just think of myself as a person. However, when I leave my home, I am often reminded of my skin colour. This happens when I look for things like makeup for my…