After a year that saw high-profile police shootings plus the deadly attack on a black church in South Carolina, middle school teachers told WNYC their classrooms were abuzz with personal and sometimes difficult conversations. And they didn't always feel prepared to handle what came up. In a brief reprise of our Being 12 series, we explore the topic of talking about race and racism to children in the throes of early adolescence.
And in this video, we hear directly from the students. They answer the question "who am I?" With more multi-racial, multi-cultural children than ever before, their answers surely will surprise you.