Family STAR conducted a workshop entitled Race Matters. The workshop included a panel that addressed topics such as transracial adoption, white privilege, identity and discrimination. There were four short (3-6 minute) videos included in the discussion that many found interesting. Here they are:
“A Conversation with my black son”
In this short documentary, parents reveal their struggles with telling their black sons that they may be the targets of racial profiling by the police.

“I’m upset of how my child views race”
CNN’s Anderson Cooper and Soledad O’Brien talk with parents and kids’ views on race. This clip highlights a white mother with a white son who demonstrates racial bias. The mother is horrified and struggles with how to address this within her family.

“Study shows how children view race bias”
CNN’s Anderson Cooper highlights a project that reveals how children view racial beliefs, attitudes and preferences.
Study shows that even black children have some bias toward white children.

Transracial Adoption: a family’s experience and advice to those considering adopting transracially
A mom and son discuss realities of growing up as a multi-racial adoptive family. Judy and Aaron Stigger share their insights, experiences and advice for Caucasian families considering adopting an African American child.