Race discussions with children are being silenced
A study conducted by Monash University found that children in Australian primary schools are capable of discussing racial issues, but are being silenced by their teachers and parents.
These developmental years are important for a child, and silencing the conversation could lead to racial bias that follows the children into adulthood.
The study found that marginalized children experience racism in their school settings and that teachers felt they aren’t equipped to deal with racial issues.
The racism experienced at school is both at an individual and systemic level, and is where children are picking up positive and negative biases.
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