My daughter is the only "white" girl in her classroom.... *UPDATE
I just want to know what other's think, If you think it's odd or whatnot. Should I do something, should I leave it alone?
My daughter came home from school and told me she is the ONLY white girl in her 3rd grade class and it made her feel uncomfortable. I am all for diversity but I am not for my child turning into a minority on the other hand. We love the teacher and all but this just seems odd. 66.4% of the school is white so the odds of this happening? Weird! I thought it was strange at meet the teacher night and I was looking at the other names on the board and they sounded foreign not easily pronouncable. I'm trying to be open minded and really I don't want a fuss but I feel like my kid got stuck in the "lower achieving" class or something. Alot of the kids speak English as a second language etc. My daughter is a normal-high achiever more on the normal side. I don't want these kids to bring her down. My dd does have friends of many races and colors but for her not to even have the chance of having a friend of the same race is kinda not normal. We live in the suburbs we are NOT inner city.
And no were not racist. My youngest daughter is white/black/native
Here are the domographics from her school:
School Demographics are: 66.4% is white, 12.0% black, 8.1% hispanic, 13.1% asian, 0.6%Amer.Indian
UPDATE: I want to thank all the people who messaged me privately to tell me they agree and see where I'm coming from and see the whole picture. It is not only unfair to my daughter but it is also unfair to ALL the other students as well. The school has obviously tried to be sneaky and segregate students. I have handed over my information to the MN Dept.of Education to Investigate. I looked through my daughter's old year books and counted roughly 30 white girls in the 3rd grade. Their is (3) 3rd grade classes in my daughter's school and she is the only white one in her class? That is NOT diversity. Diversity is mixing everyone of all races and genders together. Segregation is exactly what the school is trying to sneakily do. My dd told me yesterday the teacher taught in English and then would translate in Spanish... I didn't enroll my daughter in a Spanish Immersion school (although I considered it once) for many academic reasons so this is ridiculous. I quit reading most of your responses a few days ago because they are ignorant and focused to much on me being a "racist" which i am not because you didn't bother to read everything you skimmed through and were to fast to jump to conclusions. If my daughter was not white and I was complaining the tables would have been turned. I should have never given my daughter's race. Really my youngest is tri-racial she's white/black/native and I would feel the same way if my youngest was in this classroom. Like I said it's not only not fair to my child but the rest of the 3rd grade as well. Now the other 2 classrooms full of 3rd graders are pretty much all white and they are not being exposed to diversity at all, then the minority kids in my dd's classroom may feel they have been segregated and feel different because 66% of the school is white yet their classroom looks and feels different than all the other classrooms in the school. Don't you think the minority kids walk past the other 3rd grade rooms and wonder why THOSE kids are all whilte? Everyone involved here is a victim.
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