Teaching Acceptance

“What did you do in school today?”
“We learned about Martin Luther King. He said that the blonde people–”

Hang on, this comment needs some context to fully appreciate. Meg explained that her teacher had separated the blonde kids from the kids with brown/black hair as an example. That part, about the hair, is especially relevant given Leanne’s choice phrasing here.

“He said that the blonde people thought the brown people were bad but they weren’t actually bad. Then he got shooted.”

The last time I struggled this badly with a response was when Leanne saw me changing Austin’s diaper and asked “What’s that?”

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