My 6 year old daughter was called the "N" word today @ school. How that still happens in 2008 puzzles me. I need advice from other Moms out there as to how to handle this matter.

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DivaM...
Sep. 4, 2008 at 5:25 PM

By whom (meaning the age of the person)?  And in what context?  (Not that it is EVER excusable, but those details might make a difference in deciding how to handle the situation...) 

I'm sorry she (and you) are having to deal with such abhorrent ignorance.  :-( 

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emf6874
Sep. 4, 2008 at 5:30 PM

If it was an adult I would ask they be fired...or suspended...and made to take sensitivity training!!!!

If it was a child I would ask to talk to the principal / teacher / students parents to get this resolved so hopefully it never happens again!

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Explo...
Sep. 4, 2008 at 5:31 PM Children can be cruel but at 6 yrs. old he or she was probably repeating what s/he heard at home. When my son was in kindergarten a little girl told him that she couldn't sit next to him because he was black. My son looked at her, smiled, and said, "I guess you'll have to find another seat." Let your daughter know that she is not what people say. Help her continue to find her value and magnificence!

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Autre21
Sep. 5, 2008 at 9:40 AM

Thank you so much for your comments. They are very helpful. Autre

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MommyCuz
May. 26, 2009 at 10:23 AM

It looks like you've received some really good advice so far. I'd like to add if I may; if you continue to create in her a self-worth, she will be just fine. I love what "Explorer3" stated her sons experience. It makes me so happy that he was strong in that situation. There are people, unfortunately who haven't learned to cherish diversity and why it  is necessary even in this new era. But, the young will survive if they are strong.  You do a great job raising your daughter and as young moms go, my observation is just that. So, keep up the good  work honey. Don't let 'em get ya down.

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SGMAMI
Jun. 10, 2009 at 12:33 PM

MY SON HAS GONE THRU THE SAME THING WHERE WE LIVE IS NOTHING BUT HISPANIC AND THEY ARE MIX SO WE HAD A HARD IME A FEW YEARS BAKC WITH KIDS BENG MEAN , WE HAVEN'T HAD A PROBLEM IN A WHILE BUT WE BEEN THERE DONE THAT AND SADLY IT'S NOT THE END !!

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SGMAMI
Jun. 10, 2009 at 12:34 PM

OHH AND TRUST ... I WAS AT THE PRINCIPALS OFFICE WITH THIS

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