At first color doesn’t mean very much to little children, black or white. Only as they grow older and absorb poisons from adults does color begin to blind them.

Roy Wilkins

There’s not a great deal we can do about the poison white children receive, but we can try to detox our own child’s environment. As we embrace our history and culture, and speak of our people in positive terms, we can enforce the point that, through our will and effort, we can achieve anything we set our minds to achieving.

Call to Action: On this day, I will take five minutes to discuss with my child an item relating to black pride—kente cloth, for instance, or a family photograph—and suggest that he let that object inspire him to excellence throughout the day.

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