Vashti & Dubois
       
     
Denise & Jordan
       
     
Lisa & Michael
       
     
Charles, Andrea & Andre
       
     
Solange & Lucas
       
     
Christen & George
       
     
Kelly, Carson&Chase
       
     
Noah & Julie
       
     
Elisha & Isaish
       
     
JaNe & Elijah
       
     
Jathiyah & Jaleel
       
     
Lisa & Jordan
       
     
Akiva, Shamar & Shawn
       
     
Tyisha & Darryl
       
     
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Vashti & Dubois
       
     
Vashti & Dubois

"I explain to him, DuBois, that what he is learning about now is unfortunately the history of Black people in America.  We have always fought the same fight; arguing, protesting and begging for recognition of our humanity.  I tell him it isn't right or fair".       -Vashti

Denise & Jordan
       
     
Denise & Jordan

"One thing that i have realized and shared with Jordan is that the only way he is going to survive and succeed in this world will be in spite of everything; in spite of how the world values his life, in spire of the prejudice that he will encounter and in spire of all odds.  In racially biased confrontations, he has to stay calm and realize that it is not about him."                                               -Denise

Lisa & Michael
       
     
Lisa & Michael

"I have tried to explain to my son that because he is a black male child, people may look at him differently and they will take him at face value.  They will not take the time to see how smart he is, how talented he is or how kind he can be.  I try to help him to make better decisions and remind him to present himself in such a way that is less threatening to people.  Most of all be courteous and polite."

                                                                                    - Lisa

Charles, Andrea & Andre
       
     
Charles, Andrea & Andre

"I have always told my children they will face obstacles because of the skin that they live in, but they are not to be bitter, only get better.  Use the discrimination as fuel to better yourself.  No one can take hard work away from you.  And strive for excellence in all you say and do."

                                                                             -Andrea

Solange & Lucas
       
     
Solange & Lucas

"I look at my precious baby boy and it is hard to see how someone can have so little regard for his life.  Hopefully things will get better before Lucas gets older."     

                                                                                     -Solange

Christen & George
       
     
Christen & George

"We can't change racism.  Even the president of the Unites States, Barack Obama, experiences racism and disrespect.  So we all know that it exists.  Racism is a result of fear.  I will teach my child that racism exist but what is important is how we respond to racism.  You do not let others dictate who you are.  Don't allow the negative things people may say to you or call you impact you."

                                                                      -Christen

Kelly, Carson&Chase
       
     
Kelly, Carson&Chase

"I've always taught my children that they have to be better and do better than their White counterparts.  You have to have pride in the things that you do.  I have tried to change the language to empower my sons so that they do not think that being BLACK is bad."                                                                -Kelly

Noah & Julie
       
     
Noah & Julie
Elisha & Isaish
       
     
Elisha & Isaish
JaNe & Elijah
       
     
JaNe & Elijah
Jathiyah & Jaleel
       
     
Jathiyah & Jaleel
Lisa & Jordan
       
     
Lisa & Jordan
Akiva, Shamar & Shawn
       
     
Akiva, Shamar & Shawn
Tyisha & Darryl
       
     
Tyisha & Darryl
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