Television Ad Sparks Conversation on Racial Bias Between Parents and Children

January 18, 2018 07:47 AM

(ABC 6 News)-- It's not easy being a parent and in this day and age where social media is shaping what we know and how we perceive the world around us, it’s more important than ever to explain what's happening in the world to our children.

There is an ad, put out by Proctor and Gamble that aired on ABC primetime show, 'Blackish'. 


There have been a number of protests in support of movements such as Black Lives Matter, Which is drawing more black families to have what is known as “The Talk" with their kids. 

"The Talk" focuses on racial bias situations that people of color have experienced in order to prepare children as they grow up.

Emisha Berry of Rochester said she wishes she didn't have to have this type of conversation with her two kids.

"At this time no, I shouldn't, I should not have to explain to my child why these names are being called to him, why people are saying things about his skin and why all of this is happening on T.V.," said Berry.

Berry was recently approached by her son Tyshawn Mcreynolds and was stunned to hear what he asked.

" I have seen this one where this 11-year-old was playing with this nerf gun and the cops thought it was a real gun and came up and just shot the kid and I didn't’ want that to happen to me," said Mcreynolds.

Berry said she won’t hide what’s going on in the world from her children, but instead, she wants to make sure they are prepared.


Lynnette Miller

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