We live in a racially diverse area, I have never really thought anything of it. In the last few years we have had a lot of growth in the hispanic community. Also, there has been an increase in crime and gang activity.
My hubby thinks the crime rate has gone up strictly because of the hispanic growth, not a generalized population growth. It makes me so angry.
Lately he has been asking our kids "what color their friends are" and "do they speak english". I am so freaking pissed off by this! Leave the kids alone! They have a diverse group of friends, it is not the end of the world! I find it to be a good thing. He went so far as to say we should find more extra curricular activities with more white kids, & switch our kids.
My kids know his behavior is wrong, & tell him so. He ends up mad at them. I told him to stop or we are going to leave. My dad is racist and I have nothing to do with him, hubby knows this. What would you do?
Asked by Anonymous at 1:33 PM on Oct. 22, 2009 in General Parenting
Answer by crittermomma at 3:54 PM on Oct. 22, 2009
Answer by Owl_Feather at 1:45 PM on Oct. 22, 2009
Answer by Gailll at 1:45 PM on Oct. 22, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 2:28 PM on Oct. 22, 2009
I hate to say it but I'm with your husband. While I don't condone judging someone based upon their skin tone I do think that I tend to judge based on a cultural standard. There are things in the black/Hispanic/Asian culture that I do not like and don't want around me or my family. Not that I am out and out rude to those of another race, I just tend to not associate with them. For me its all about cultural differences.
Answer by Anonymous at 1:20 AM on Oct. 23, 2009
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