One Manhattan organization is trying to get parents to talk to their children about race, especially when the conversation gets uncomfortable.
Border Crossers, a Manhattan-based organization that holds workshops for parents and teachers on how to talk to children about racism, is compiling a list of resources it believes could be helpful for people who are hesitant to talk to the kids in their lives about recent high-profile cases of police brutality.
“There’s this fear that talking about race will put ideas in kids’ heads,” said Benny Vásquez, co-executive director of Border Crossers. “But kids are actually really hungry. They’re seeing race and racism and they’re looking to us as adults to have real conversations…”