Published on:

20th Jan 2021

After Dark 13: Discussing Racism with Your Children with Lyvonne and Shannon

Have you had "the talk" with your children about racism?

In this episode, the queens discuss having to the talk with their children about racism and being black in America. Did 2020 show more racism or was it just brought more to the forefront by people who don't experience it?

We also discuss "forgiveness" when racist acts take place and where we stand. In today's world, everyone should be having the talk not only with their children but their family and friends. Lyvonne shares how an incident prompted her to have the talk with her son. Whereas, Shannon's son ask questions and she gives him answers plus some.

Either way, everyone should be honest with themselves and their children. If not, are you really preparing them for the world.

Join the conversation to get tips to having those difficult conversations with the younger children in your family.

Key Topics and Things Mentioned:

  • The different ways we handled the talk
  • Tips to having the talk with your children
  • Preparing your children for the world
  • Why people of all races need to have some form of the talk

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Define U Radio After Dark Conversations
Have you ever wondered what real people really talk about when the gloves are off? Do you think you are the only one who thinks like you do about the world today? Are you ready to hear adult conversations? In today’s world, the ignorant and biased people are loud. They don’t represent the “silent” majority’s views or how we really feel. On After Dark, I have conversations with friends of the show about life, love and more. Sometimes, we agree and are on the same page. Other times we disagree, but either way everyone’s opinion is respected and represented here.

Valencia is an author, speaker, and a business owner. Most of all, she is a wife, mother and a black woman maneuvering everything from foster parenting to dealing with racism to questioning systematic programming by the media. "Have conversations that mean something!”

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Valencia Griffin-Wallace

Valencia Griffin-Wallace is the founder of Define U, LLC, host of the Define U Radio podcast, best selling author of many titles and award winning author of Motherless Child, her story of growing up with an addict. She is on a mission to educate gen x women about true self empowerment, accountability and confidence. In her words, "Your past doesn't define you, it gives you definition and what you do with that is up to you."