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How to Talk to Our Kids about the Tragic Shootings in Louisiana, Minnesota and Dallas

Families around the country are coming together to talk about the officer-involved shootings in Louisiana, Minnesota, and the ambush of police officers in Dallas, Texas. These events come shortly after the violence in Orlando. In fact, it seems that acts of violence are in the news on a regular basis. How do we begin to explain all of this to our children when we, as adults, are having our own difficulties with what is occurring?

Crossing boundaries

Crossing Boundaries: How Intergroup Contact Can Reduce Racial Anxiety and Improve Race Relations

This is part of our ongoing series of blog posts about race, racism and law enforcement in communities of color. By Linda R. Tropp, PhD (University of Massachusetts Amherst) and Rachel D. Godsil (Seton Hall University School of Law) Most Americans agree that people of all races and ethnicities deserve equal treatment and respect. Yet constant news reports… Read More ›


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