What are you going to do about this?

i read this tonight.   it’s worth passing on…

“How  to raise racist kids”

Step One:   Don’t talk about race.   Don’t point out skin color.   Be ‘color blind.’

Step Two:   Actually, that’s it.   There is no Step Two.

Congratulations! Your children are well on their way to believing that <insert your ethnicity here> is better than everybody else.

check out the whole article here.

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3 thoughts on “What are you going to do about this?

  1. Did we talk to you about this?

    Avery has been wanting to be blonde for reasons still unknown. The best Raeshel and I can gather is someone did not want to be Avery’s friend so Avery felt the best thing she could do was become blonde(we figured out that blonde meant white skin).

    I also don’t believe when you talk about someones color you don’t explain it as cause God made you that way or there are all sorts of colors in the world those are crap answers.

    The other thing about being tanner than the whiteman 🙂 is I get clumped into being Mexican.
    I ain’t Mexican. What is really cool about me is I don’t know what I am. You want me to be Philippino, Polynesian, Samoan I’m there.

    I feel bad for people who are from Japan and I over hear someone asking if they are from China. Then when they explain they are from Japan, Then questioner will say later on that you guys are all the same.

    OK I just read the article three pages deep. That article plus the 5 tips and the comments. I don’t agree with any of it. It seems to me that this was spawned from Black History Month. This seems like some Hippie Christian wanted to have their kids hold hands with another color.
    There are more than Blacks out there.

    So back to the beginning, how do you guys think we should explain why Daddy and Avery are different color than Jack and Mommy?

    Its seems to me this article was not directed at me, I am not qualified to comment. I can only write down thoughts. I think there is something wrong with that.

  2. I work in a shop that is 85% Hispanic. I have good friends that are oriental. I have good friends that are black. I don’t concern myself in the least bit with a person’s skin color. That being said…. If you think that you can just give your kid some BS hug it out God made us all the same answer and that will teach them what they need to know about racism I think you are incredibly wrong.

    We are different. We have different upbringings, different beliefs, different lives, different interests, etc…. Our skin color is simply another one of those differences. It is not something that should make us think less of another individual anymore more than me having brown/gray hair and my son having blonde. Its how we were made.

    We have to talk to our children about race. We have to explain to them about the idiotic stereotypes that some people hold and why they are wrong. We have to live out our words! I don’t care if my son’s best friends are black, white, yellow or blue. I do care that they hold the same level of respect for all people regardless of their race.

  3. I am also going to go out on an limb and say that just because I hammer that we are all the same (Sinners), this doesn’t mean that someone close to my family will not undo what I say to my children about race. Parents, aunts, uncles and cousins, all have a lot of influence on children.
    Dude, their is a lot to this parenting thing…it’s not just feeding kids and giving them a place to sleep.

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