As parents, we all want to raise good humans. Part of the process of raising good human beings is finding a way to navigate difficult—even painful—topics with our kids. They need to hear from us, both out loud and by example, what we know to be right—and what we know to be wrong. Unfortunately, we don't always have the choice to put off tough conversations until "the time is right," or until we think our kids are "old enough," as African-American parents and parents of children of color already know. Nationwide protests for racial justice are a powerful reminder that parents of all backgrounds need to be pro-active in raising children to understand racism and discrimination, and helping our kids to be a force for positive change in the world.