Dr Rangan Chatterjee talks to Dr Pragya Agarwal on the vital topic of how we talk about race to children and young people. Dr Agarwal has written a book giving great tips on how to raise this subject and talk to children in our care. As Dr Chatterjee says "I think many people want to get involved in the conversation around race and discrimination but can sometimes feel fearful and scared of saying the wrong thing". This is an excellent resource to help start and/or continue conversations on this subject to help diminish prejudices.
Dr Agarwal mentions research by The Pediatrics Association demonstrating that it is not only the victims of racism that suffer from huge effects on their mental and physical being but also bystanders and those who witness the acts. The conversation on race is important for all children (and adults). From a young age, we need to educate and support our children to become allies, equipping them with the ability to support children more likely to face racism.