This really opened my eyes. I could be the mother they describe. Not because I think about race; normally I don't...but apparently that's the problem; by thinking we should not make a big deal out of it; our kids inherently do anyway!!
We'll be starting discussions with our older DD now.
When asked who the smart child is, she points to a light-skinned doll. When asked who the mean child is she points to a dark-skinned doll. She says a white child is good because "I think she looks like me", and says the black child is ugly because "she's a lot darker."
As she answers her mother watches, and gently weeps.
White parents want to give their kids this sort of post-racial future when they're very young and they're under the wrong conclusion that their kids are colorblind. It's in the absence of messages of tolerance that they will naturally ... develop these skin preferences
Answer by beachmamaof2 at 7:37 PM on May. 18, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 7:37 PM on May. 18, 2010
Answer by Fallaya at 7:39 PM on May. 18, 2010
well if it's naturally developed, then obviously there is a natural instinct to avoid other races. im not racist. racist means one feels superior to because of their race. i just think that all things are color coded, including people. history proves time and time again that when nations collide, the result is never good. people should stick to their own kind. this test is proof that our most primitive intuition tells us to do so.
Answer by Anonymous at 7:56 PM on May. 18, 2010
Answer by beachmamaof2 at 8:02 PM on May. 18, 2010
it's not at all hateful! i don't hate white people or black people or any people! i love and respect all people. i just think we are different colors for a reason. if we all kept to our own people, there would be less war, less dependency, less disease, and less conflict over all. i post anon because of small minded people like yourself.
Answer by Anonymous at 8:14 PM on May. 18, 2010
Answer by missanc at 8:22 PM on May. 18, 2010
Answer by beachmamaof2 at 8:27 PM on May. 18, 2010
Answer by 4xsthetrouble at 8:41 PM on May. 18, 2010
Answer by gertie41 at 8:45 PM on May. 18, 2010