Moms play a key role in helping their children understand and appreciate diversity. By taking some simple steps to introduce more diversity into their homes, moms can help their kids develop a broader worldview and become more tolerant and accepting of others. Here are four easy ways to do it:
Diversify Your Social Media Feed
Following black and brown influencers on various topics (not just about race) gives a much richer perspective than a monolithic feed.
Most people's social media feeds are a pretty homogenous mix of friends, family, and maybe a few celebrities thrown in for good measure. But what if you mixed things up a bit and started following some black and brown influencers on a variety of topics? You would suddenly have access to a whole new world of perspectives and voices. From fashion to mental health, there is so much to learn from these talented and inspiring individuals. And it's not just about race - following a diversity of influencers will help you see the world in a new and richer way. So go ahead and expand your horizons - you might just be surprised at what you find.
Buy Children's and Adult Books by Authors of Color
Buying books from authors of color fosters a deeper cultural awareness and dialogue. In a world where the stories we consume are often created by people who share our backgrounds and experiences, it can be easy to forget that there are other perspectives out there. Reading books by authors of color is one way to help expand your worldview and gain a deeper understanding of the diverse cultures that make up our world.
By reading these books, you'll not only learn about different cultures and customs but you'll also be exposed to new ways of thinking and experiencing the world. This can lead to more meaningful conversations with others, as you'll be able to share your insights and perspectives on the world around you. In addition, buying books from authors of color helps to support their work and ensures that their voices are heard in the publishing industry. So next time you're looking for something new to read, be sure to check out books by authors of color. You might find a new favorite author.
Watch More Entertainment Offerings That Feature Lead Characters of Color
As a person of color, I am always excited to see more entertainment offerings that feature lead characters of color. It is great to see Hollywood finally catching on to the fact that people of color are just as talented and just as capable of leading a successful film or TV show. I hope that this trend continues and that we see even more diversity in the years to come. Leading characters of color offer a fresh perspective and can help to break down barriers and stereotypes.
I think it is important for people of all ages to see themselves represented onscreen, and to know that they can achieve their dreams regardless of their skin color. So next time you're looking for something new to watch, be sure to check out some of the great entertainment offerings that feature lead characters of color. You might just be surprised at how much you enjoy them!
Encourage Your Child to Learn a Second Language (Even If They Don't Master It!)
Not only does learning a second language foster a greater connection with other ethnic groups, but it also improves problem-solving, planning, and concentration.
As the world becomes more globalized, it is increasingly important for children to be able to communicate with people from all over the world. By encouraging your child to learn a second language, you are giving them the opportunity to develop the skills they need to succeed in a global economy.
These are just a few small steps we can all take every day to make the world a little bit better for everyone. We should also continue to learn about systemic racism and what we can do to fight it in our own communities. For more great conversations about these topics and more, be sure checkout Motherhood is Political - available now on Spotify. Thank you for reading!