Sometimes it is difficult to know how to talk about race and racism with your children, grandchildren, or the kids in your congregation’s youth group. How do you bring up issues of racism? What questions can create an honest, meaningful conversation?
What about moments when you are on a family trip or having dinner (or really anytime with a youth group!)? They are perfect opportunities to engage in a good, thoughtful conversation — and to really listen to what the children and youth are thinking.
Our Faithful Voices for Racial Justice faith leaders brainstormed some questions to help you initiate conversations with youth, and some simpler questions for younger children.
Below you'll find the conversation starters in multiple formats for your convenience.
Conversation Starters — 4.25"x5.5" cards to print and cut (PDF)
Conversation Starters — cards to view online (Flipbook)
Conversation Starters — list of all questions (PDF)