Oftentimes as adults, we look at kids and think 'innocence'- remembering how we were in our youth removed from 'the real world'... the good old times. I've learned from personal experience, when I worked with them for a few years, that kids are exposed firsthand to soooooo much more. That has resulted in a good and bad thing.
This particular case is a prime example of the bittersweet results. While I am amazed at how aware they are, I am heartbroken at how the actions world have shaped their truths as children.
In WYNC's latest 'Being 12' series, a group of middle schoolers in Manhattan discuss their feelings on race, privilege, discrimination etc.
To read more up on the series, visit WNYC Being 12.
s.o. to Blavity
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