Racism Explained to My Daughter

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Racism Explained to My Daughter
Racism Explained to My Daughter cover.jpg
Author Tahar Ben Jelloun
Original title Le racisme expliqué à ma fille
Country Morocco
Language French
Genre Dialogue
Published 1999, The New Press
Media type Print
Pages 207
ISBN 156584534X

Racism Explained to My Daughter (by Tahar Ben Jelloun, 1998, ISBN 88-7754-206-3) is a book in which the author, during a demonstration against an immigration law in Paris, answers his daughter's questions about the reasons for racism.[1][2]


An explanation of the modern "trauma" that racism is to children and to help adults answer their children's questions on racism, and that children are more likely to understand that one isn't born racist, but becomes one, and adults are not likely to change their ideas.