Saint Louis, MO
The most powerful voice you hear as a child comes from someone of authority: a parent, relative, coach. If that voice utters racial slurs, they seep into your consciousness. Even if you grow up deciding that you are opposed to racism, the seeds of bigotry have been planted and are difficult to eradicate. So I say end the cycle of bigotry by teaching your children why racism is a dark stain on our culture, our history.