I have lots of pictures to go on here but no time to do that right now. I just wanted to talk about my frustration with racisim in elementary school. Wow! where do kids learn this stuff? Obviously, we have a very diverse family but to hear the things “non-white” children are called sickens my heart. To see my child’s bewilderment and hurt at that kind of talk really truly saddens me. I have gone round and round about why people think they are superior based on skin color alone and I just have to say, I don’t get it. I don’t (and never will) understand how people can be like that.
But, as a mom I can honestly say that my ethnic children are no different from my biological children. I still feed them the same, they use the bathroom the same, and they are all smart, talented and truly lovely children. This kind of hatred, I am told, is something that we will have to live with. But, why? Why should my black child be pulled over and accused of doing something wrong, while a white child won’t? Why does my child have to “tow a different line” than their siblings based on skin color?
I am frustrated and heartsick that my sweet boy, who has always lived with white parents, has to still experience this stupidity from uneducated people.
Now, when do we make a change? rather than assume that our children would never think like that I think we should make sure they are taught differently. I think that children have amazing insight and wonderful giving hearts and they may not see any differences between people until they are taught. Let us make a change so that our children are sure to view people as individuals rather than by the color of skin.