Local teacher helps children understand they can be allies to people of color

A local teacher is helping children understand how they can be allies to people of color.

News 12 Staff

Sep 11, 2020, 2:37 AM

Updated 1,345 days ago

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A local teacher is helping children understand how they can be allies to people of color. 
Sandy George is a teacher in Marine Park and she says many of her students have had a lot of questions after seeing the George Floyd protests night after night on their screens. 
“They’re very intuitive in a way that we don’t give them credit for. They know what’s going on. They’re having these conversations amongst themselves with their friends and coming to conclusions that maybe you don’t want them to come to,” said George. 
That’s why George wrote a book titled “A Time To Talk.”
The book is about a white boy whose friend is Black and how he wants to make a difference for his friend. 
“Knowing someone and having that exposure to different cultures really makes you want to be an ally,” said George. 
The book is about helping young ones find ways to not feel helpless. George says she wants children to realize that simply talking about racial injustice is one of many ways to help. 
“I think the start of the fight is the conversation, right, and it’s very uncomfortable for most people to have those conversations, even me in my classroom it’s uncomfortable,” said George. 
The book can be found on Amazon. George says children should read it with an adult in case they have more questions. 
She hopes that by talking about the issue, we can have bigger conversations to acknowledge what many go through and find ways to help.


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