Dr. Allison Briscoe-Smith, PhD

Dr. Allison Briscoe-Smith at the Piedmont Education Speaker Series

Wright Institute professor Dr. Allison Briscoe-Smith "was the first of several speakers in the Piedmont Education Speaker Series to address a Piedmont audience Tuesday at Piedmont High School. Her topic was about how parents can talk to their children about race and she opened with these illustrative studies that show children are aware of race and making preferences before even entering kindergarten."

"While this is happening, parents are resoundingly silent," she said. "While we're worried about that, we're not narrating and helping them figure out the world around them."

The student center was packed with interested parents and students, so much so extra chairs had to be brought in and still dozens of people were standing for the 90-minute talk.