Sally told Margie (names changed to protect the innocent) I don't know what I should do about educating my Ethiopian child. We enjoy living in our homogeneous neighborhood and feel it is much safer than moving to a more diverse area. We don't think our child will be adversely affected. Will he Margie? I mean it just seems to me that some people think white people shouldn't (a) adopt black kids or (b) should live in black neighborhoods regardless of the cost of safety, schools, etc. so the children can see more black faces. This baffles me. I mean I've never heard of diverse neighborhoods or any neighborhoods with majority black people that are safe. And heavens to betsy, there can't possibly be any schools that have a lot of black faces with smart black kids, that just can't be so. Sally do you really think that is true? That's what they say in the paper Margie.
On the other side of town, a group of mothers were having a race discussion at a park, while watching their little ones play nicely...too bad everyone can't get along like that. "The parents who are alive and giving up their children don't give a rats A$S about whether they are being raised by white people or will go to a more than white school...they are sacrificing for their children so that their children can have a life. My boy's mom never said to me, 'will they go to a school where more people look like them? I'm seriously concerned about their self esteem as they grow up.' " So, Marilyn because the mother never said those words to you what? Discount the fact that they are black? Don't acknowledge it? Don't believe it has anything to do with building positive self-esteem? Oh, I know...they are different than the other little black kids? That will be a great self-esteem builder and help them to make lots of friends in high places. They should do well with other people that look like them and don't look like them. Oy, vey!
"Joshua! Stop pulling Kaylie's hair!"