As with most of the world, I was watching the first Presidential Debate last evening. There was a moment that completely resonated with me: When Hillary Clinton explained how we can combat racial divide and discrimination by examining our own implicit biases.
I completely agree.
We cannot simply blame racism on other people--we need to examine our own thoughts/feelings/biases. We need to look within and challenge ourselves. By doing so, we can live the change we want to see in the world around us.
We can also teach our children to embrace diversity. We should talk about diversity with our children. We should celebrate diversity in our communities. We can and should make respecting differences a core value in our lives.
It is with these goals in mind that I wrote "What Makes Us Unique? Our First Talk About Diversity." It was published today.
Together, let's make a real difference in our world!
Dr. Jillian Roberts