Here’s how to get a conversation started and talk to your children about diversity
For many parents, race, class, and social identity are tough topics to address with young kids. Here are some ways parents can and researchers say should get the conversation started. When you ask about his family, Rory says he acts most like his mom, Kate, a theater director. But 60 percent rarely discuss race or ethnicity or social class, even though kids notice differences at a very early age. Contributors to this news report include: Cyndy McGrath, Executive Producer and Field Producer; and Roque Correa, Editor.
52% of law enforcement officers dislike current state-mandated diversity training, study finds
Speedlin Gonzalez and a team of five graduate students began a study that would ask law enforcement officers across the state what they would like to see when it comes to diversity training. Three hundred twenty-four current law enforcement officers across the state were asked about this training, and the results were surprising. They found it highly unsatisfactory, and that doesn’t even include those who found it slightly unsatisfactory,” Speedlin Gonzalez said. While the goal of police reform is well-intended, the study, which is one of a kind because it asks law enforcement about their experience, offers a different perspective. The program should be fluid and adaptable to fit into the communities where officers work.
Crafts + supplies to help open up a conversation with your kids about diversity
SAN ANTONIO – Colors of the world markers and crayons, “I have a dream” clouds and a “world changer” - they’re just some of the crafts to get you started on a discussion with your kids about race, unity, diversity and the teachings of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.Jada Rashawn, of No Other Nanny, gives tips and pointers in the video above. You can follow her on Instagram and check out her website here. Related:- Potty training tips for new parents
South Asian community reacts to Vice President-elect Kamala Harris’s victory
SAN ANTONIO – People from all cultures and backgrounds expressed their support and encouragement after learning Senator Kamala Harris is now the vice president elect for the United States of America. They said they are even more inspired knowing Harris is the first Black, south Asian woman to ever hold the position. “It is very historic,” said Myra Dumapias with the Asian American Democrats of South Texas. Having that cross-cultural background allows her to be sensitive to the different needs of the population.”The India Association of San Antonio weighed in on their feelings regarding Harris as well. So now her daughter is going to serve this country as vice president.
Hamilton and race: A very powerful statement without having to be a statement
Theres no better way to celebrate Americas birthday than with some American history -- and what perfect timing: Hamilton is now available on Disney+. Hamilton broke multiple records for its cast recording, and earned record-breaking sales of $32 million before it even hit Broadway, according to Time magazine. Hamilton uses rap and hip-hop to tell the story of Alexander Hamiltons rise to power as the American Revolution unfolded. I think its a very powerful statement without having to be a statement, Miranda told the New York Times. Well leave you with one last bit of analysis: At its heart, Hamilton is a white story told effectively and entertainingly by people of color.
Black members of the KSAT family reflect on recent protests against racism
SAN ANTONIO As protests against police brutality and racism have played out across the country and here in San Antonio, it has become clear how crucial it is to have a diverse newsroom. Sometimes you need people who understand, said Alexsis Page, a KSAT producer. Having a diverse newsroom forms a conversation inside the newsroom, more education inside the newsroom, Gray said. Its the goal of a new digital KSAT show were launching this week. KSAT Explains will debut with an episode focused on the unrest weve seen across the country, a look at how protests have played out in our city and an examination of what it means to be Black in San Antonio.