How Mothers Explain Racism to Their Children

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Sybrina Fulton, mother of Trayvon Martin, is joined by her son Jahvaris Fulton as she speaks to the crowd during a rally in New York.

April Ryan, veteran journalist, host and Washington Bureau Chief for American Urban Radio Networks (AURN), discusses her latest book, At Mama’s Knee: Mothers and Race in Black and White. She looks at themes of race and intolerance through the lessons that she taught her children as a single, African American mother in Baltimore. She interviews other mothers, including political leaders like Hillary Clinton, Valerie Jarrett, in addition to women like Sybrina Fulton, Trayvon Martin’s mother, whose lives have been affected by race related events.