'Doubling Down With The Derricos': Deon and Karen teach their children about racism and the BLM movement

Darian Derrico, who is the oldest of the 14 children, admitted that it was important for people to be educated about what BLM and racism was


                            'Doubling Down With The Derricos': Deon and Karen teach their children about racism and the BLM movement
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Deon and Karen Derrico are not afraid to talk about things that matter. The latest episode (Tuesday, September 22) saw the pair opening up about the Black Lives Matter movement while shedding light on what is racism. The topic came to light when Pastor John Knight decided to talk to the Derrico children about what was happening around them.

Seeing a lot of media coverage around protests, he felt it was important to talk to the children about the need to show love and respect to others. He acknowledged that people are coming together to become one voice. Following this, Deon and Karen decided to further talk about the matter. Deon was quick to explain what is racism. He informed everyone that racism is not liking someone just for their race. He further added that when someone says "Black Lives Matter", they are not implying that other races don't matter. The Derricos were sitting and attentively listening to everything Deon had been saying.

Darian Derrico, who is the oldest of the 14 children, admitted it was important for people to be educated about what BLM and racism was. She thought the change would be impossible if people did not pay attention to the things that were happening. Deon informed his children the need to show love and respect for others. He stated that no matter the race, every other person was a brother or a sister because we all came on this earth together. The Derrico children felt good about knowing what BLM and racism is.

Fans were quick to applaud them for how they handled the situation as one user wrote, "I’m a Caucasian BLM supporter and I felt honored to be allowed to witness #TheDerricos explaining racism and BLM to their precious children. @TLC can remember their The Learning Channel origins and create more non-white programs like this."



 

 



 

 

Another wrote, "#TheDerricos did an awesome job of explaining to the kids race, BLM movement and the racial struggle in this country. Simple enough for kids to understand." Another added, "BRAVO to @DEONDERRICO and @karenederrico on explaining BLM to their children and how all lives matter. It was beautiful to see their children did NOT know what racism really was, they've been raised in a home where God, love and acceptance is taught."



 

 



 

 

"#TheDerricos are not playing right now.... this family DESERVED this representation. My god. Family, religion, sickness, BLM, race/racism, etc...thank YOU @TLC I don’t think anyone else could have handled this but they were ready," said another.

The season finale of 'Doubling Down With The Derricos' aired on Tuesday, September 22, at 10 pm ET on TLC.

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