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ESSENCE Poll: Do You Talk About Race with Young Children?

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The media is usually full of stories about dark women wanting to be lighter. But this one, about a little girl wanting to become Black, had us curious.

In the video posted on Youtube, a young child named Maria is crying because she isn't Black. When her mother asks her why, she simply states, "because I love brown color."

Her mother goes on to tell her that she can marry a Black man and have Black children, but that doesn't seem to make her feel any better because she then screams, "No no no I want to be Black."

After watching this video we couldn't help but wonder how parents are handling the complexities of race at home. Do you talk about race with young children? Let us know what kind of conversations you're having below. #nojudgement

QUESTION:
Do you talk about race with young children?
Yes
74%
No
26%
Total votes: 183