The demographics of America has and continues to drastically evolve. A fair portion of the population are POC (People of Color) and we have seen lots of interracial couples as well. With that being said, being culturally responsive is important as it effects all aspects of our lives. We come across a variety of diverse individuals in infinite situations. When working with someone’s child, this is something that educators and parents should consider.
What does it mean to be culturally responsive? According to the Child Welfare Information Gateway, “Being culturally responsive requires having the ability to understand cultural differences, recognize potential biases, and look beyond differences to work productively with children, families, and communities whose cultural contexts are different from one’s own”