Tuesday, August 25, 2009

I just wanted to post today...

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.


kaylasue said...

Ugh! That is so ridiculous! I've just come to the conclusion that people are just rude! They just are. I don't care if they're 5 or 50! People (adults and children) seriously need to understand that there is no difference between them EXCEPT for the color of their skin. They are still people, just like you said and they do everything the same! UGH! I'm so sorry that that is happening! I can't believe some people! I hate it when people talk like that, that for some reason they are better because they are white! Whatever! People!

Alicia said...

What a horrible way to start school! I'm sorry. The best thing I could say is you have a BEAUTIFUL family and I love them all!