Thursday, January 21, 2010

Learning about Race

I saw this interesting article on the New York Times website.

It really does make me wonder what James has already learned. I mean, he's got his colors down pat. In Spanish too! But what about skin color? Kids who look different than him? I know he has a pretty diverse classroom (see his class picture) and I've tried to reinforce beauty and differences at home but I just wonder what else we're supposed to do. Well, he's only three and he has yet to say anything about race. I don't worry too much about this but I'm trying to be prepared if anything ever happened with James. Baby Jesus help any child who harasses our Sweet Baby Nene!

My only worry was another student Abube (sp?) who has maybe pushed James in class. Abube is African, so I just hope it hasn't made a racial impact on James. (And yes, Grandma Rosie, we did talk to the teachers about Abube! The little boy is only at daycare on Tuesdays, so he doesn't interact much with the kids.)

1 comment:

  1. This made me think of a day I was at my neighbors house. African-American family, the son is 3. I asked him what his favorite color was. He misunderstood and said, "I'm brown". So, I said "I'm brown too". V.J. then said, "NO, you're WHITE"!!