Amherst Pediatrics is saddened and outraged by the senseless death of George Floyd, and by the countless other acts of racial injustice - overt, covert, and institutionalized - that have come before it and continue to befall our black and brown communities. We at Amherst Pediatrics vow to support change and to do better ourselves. We urge all of you to step up, speak out, and focus on how you can do more in your homes and communities. Below are some resources we would like to share with our families for how to speak to our children and work towards a better, more just society.
- Talking to children about racism: the time is now (AAP)
- How to talk to kids about racism: an age-by-age guide (Today's Parent)
- The impact of racism on children's health (NYTimes)
- Talking with children about racism, police brutailty, and protests (Aha! Parenting)