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How To Talk About Race With Children

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This is an excellent moment in history for parents to talk to their children honestly about race in America.

Mike and Emily Green have been talking for years about how to have such conversations. They live in the Rogue Valley, in a racially a mixed marriage with a blended family. They return to the Exchange to provide some guidance to parents on the subject matter, prior to a new series of events starting on Friday, June 19th, or "Juneteenth."

We are also joined by Becca Laroi, the Administrator for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion for Ashland Schools. We talk about broaching the subject of races and demonstrations, police and the president.

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The Jefferson Exchange is Jefferson Public Radio's daily talk show focused on news and interests across our region of Southern Oregon and Northern California. Angela Decker is the senior producer, Nash Bennett is the assistant producer, and Geoffrey Riley hosts the show.