About a week ago (I've really been sitting on this) I hosted a playdate for my son and a boy he met in his play camp. When the boy was here, he was rude, disruptive and would not listen. My son can be the same way, but in another persons house he's an exceptionally good listener and will listen to the person who's house it belongs to. This child was nothing like that. Toward the end we were outside and a couple of people who looked Mexican walked by and this kid said, and I kid you not: "I don't like brown people, especially black people. They are really dangerous". This kid is 6 and so is my son, who heard all of that. I could not believe what I had heard. I asked him a few questions about it but he didn't give much info. I didn't say anything to his mom when she picked him up, what could I say? That's probably where he learned it! My son is asking for another date and I really don't want to. Any advice on this? Racism sucks.Answer Question
Answer by missanc at 2:43 PM on Aug. 28, 2009
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Answer by staciandababy at 2:52 PM on Aug. 28, 2009
I don't think I would refuse the play date because of the remark at the end I think I wouldn't let the boy come over because he was rude and disrespectful to you and your home.
Racism does suck but you have control over what your son thinks and you can use what he heard from the other boy as a learning experience. Tell him what your morals and beliefs are and what not.
Answer by Cindy18 at 3:00 PM on Aug. 28, 2009
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