“Mommy, who is that?”
My preschooler asked me this last May when he noticed me staring at Ahmaud Arbery’s headshot in my Instagram feed. I froze up.
I thought, how do I even begin to explain to him that this young Black man was killed by white men in broad daylight while he was jogging?
Close to tears, I fumbled my way through an answer, which went something like, “This is Ahmaud. He loved to run. Some men hurt him because his skin was darker than theirs. It was a very bad thing to do. And it makes me feel angry and scared.https://theeverymom.com/how-to-talk-to-kids-about-white-privilege/