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  •  Race Neutral Children (3+ / 0-)
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    wishingwell, Dave925, rainmanjr

    We try to raise our kids in a "race neutral" way.  But I was taken aback when my 6 year old approached me the other day in some distress and asked, "Daddy, are we 'White'?"

    My wife and I were totally flabbergasted.  I think he's been hearing so much about the racism among the Republicans in general (and of course the Tea Party in particular) that a sense of shame has been awakening in him.

    We explained to him, as carefully as we could, that, yes, we are technically 'White' but not that kind of White.  Still, I'm not sure if he really understood what I meant.  Now I feel at a bit of a loss as how to approach the subject.  I feel like everything we've tried to do with out kids has been destroyed.  

    •  Cheer up, nearly everyone hates themself. (0+ / 0-)

      That's why we have psychotherapists (and lots of them).  Your kids would most likely have had self-esteem issues, anyway. (snark, but still...)

      opposition's plans for this country ought to give the public the same kind of adrenaline that a rough shoulder gives an all-night driver. - Chimpy (Kossack)

      by rainmanjr on Mon Nov 08, 2010 at 11:46:09 AM PST

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