Parents share how they discuss race with their young children

CHARLOTTE — Two families spoke with anchor Allison Latos about racial equality and the fact that racism exists.

“If you avoid those difficult conversations, you really have a hard time getting to the heart of the issue,” parent Ryan Calahan told Latos.

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Parent Katie Parker wants her 3-year-old daughter, Liv, to see color and celebrate all races. Parker started with books.

“I just want her to know that black, brown, purple, that any of them can be the superhero, that any of them can be the beautiful princesses, and I think it starts at that young age of shaping what she sees,” Parker said.

In the video at the top of this webpage, the parents discuss more about how they are raising their children and talking about subjects many typically avoid.