How to Talk to Teens About Social Issues

After speaking at a leadership conference, I left a hotel in downtown Atlanta to look for a good place to eat.  A large crowd of young demonstrators poured into the streets. They held signs with powerful messages such as “Stand Up to Racism,” “Black...

Keira X Speaks Out: The Color of Discrimination

I met Keira X at a high school speech competition. Several of her competitors discussed racism and discrimination. They avoided controversy and alienating the judges by focusing on statistics and facts. Keira knew if she withheld personal experiences with...

How to Talk About Race

“We do not tolerate racism at our school,” said Mrs. Kurt, a fifth-grade teacher. “We ignore skin color and only see our students,” agreed Mr. Tucker. I wondered how it was possible to see children, but not the color of their skin. All of us enrolled in the...

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