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Teachable Moments: Discussing Racial Bias With Our Children

Sep 8, 2020

As the nation faces a public health crisis with the coronavirus pandemic, we are also amid a long overdue and urgent national reckoning with the ongoing effects of systemic racism.  And that also profoundly affects public health and the health of children.

Still, many parents struggle to talk about racial bias with their kids.  Coming up we explore why, and talk about preparing for these important conversations. Guest host Diane Orson speaks with a developmental behavioral pediatrician, and with a TV critic about ways media shape views of race.

GUESTS:

  • Dr. Thyde Dumont-Mathieu - Developmental behavioral pediatrician at Connecticut Children’s and Associate Professor at the UConn School of Medicine
  • Eric Deggans - NPR TV critic and author of Race-Baiter: How the Media Wields Dangerous Words to Divide a Nation

Cat Pastor contributed to this program.