Now, that's about what Black parents should say to their kids about race. What should White parents say? There are two possibilities. One is to keep the kids in La-La land, and blather about tolerance and understanding ad nauseam, and most definitely protect them from reality in every sense. That's the Way of the White Liberal, who cares more about maintaining his unrealistic world-view than about the welfare of his own children. Listen, White liberals, we've been preaching tolerance to kids for at least fifty years, and we've managed to make most of them neurotic, self-hating, self-destructive, roll-over cowards in racial terms. You seem to want to make them even more so. Here's a White liberal blog post on the subject that Gloria Bunker or Lisa Simpson would be proud to have written. Note that she swallows whole the narrative about angelic innocent Trayvon being cruelly murdered by some evil guy. Note that she cried about it instead of thinking about it. Note that she advocates more tolerance preaching to White kids instead of any facts of any kind. Note that advising prudent, sensible behavior doesn't occur to her at all.
The second possibility, of course, is the taboo notion of telling your kids about reality as it is. Who was it who said, "A thing is what it is, and not something else"? He was right, and very illiberal indeed, because the essence of liberalism is the creation and maintenance of a fantasy world where things are the way you want them to be, instead of how they are. Well, a good example of this second possibility is that of John Derbyshire, who has the best summary I've ever seen about what a parent should tell White kids about race. Read it HERE.