From AVIA’s Chrissy Foo: “Black Lives Matter” Matters for Children’s Development

Psychology Today

After George Floyd was killed by a Minneapolis Police officer in May 2020, the rallying cry of “Black Lives Matter” resounded around the world. Peaceful marches, rallies, and protests and demands for racial justice were shared globally.

Undoubtedly, BLM has profoundly shifted public and political discourse about race, but has it affected our nation’s children? Does BLM matter for how children understand their own racial identities? Does it matter for how we talk with children about race?

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