This video brought tears to my eyes. My parents had “The Talk” with me when I was a young girl to prepare me for the struggles I would encounter growing up in racist America. I remember them saying to me that I would have to work twice as hard and be twice as smart to go half as far. Not much has changed.
by Lilly Workneh via huffintonpost.com
A new video released Monday titled “The Talk” compellingly tackles the impact of racial bias through the lens of black parents in America. The video ― which was released by My Black Is Beautiful, a beauty brand owned by Procter & Gamble ― is a powerful two-minute clip that explores racial bias by depicting some of the burdens placed on parents of black children, who are challenged with having necessary but difficult discussions with their children about their survival and self-esteem.
The video follows several black parents who have talks with their children about the ways in which their skin color can affect how they are perceived and treated by others. In one scenario, a mom asks her son if he has his ID before heading to practice, in case he is stopped by police. In another…
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