Saturday, April 5, 2014

Things I Love About My Family #1

I love that in my three-year-old's world, there is no concept of race—nor any need for one.

When she describes black friends, she refers to them as "dark-skinned." I once asked her if she noticed any difference between Princess Belle and Princess Tiana. She thought for a moment and then replied, "Tiana's dress is green and Belle's is yellow…but they both wear gloves"!

I suppose that I will at some point have to explain race to her, won't I? I mean, how can she understand Black History Month if she doesn't understand the term "black"? 

Lydia just told me that if she has another little sister, she will have dark brown skin, dark brown eyes, and pink hair. For her, the only color with any significance—socio-political or otherwise—is pink. I'm okay with that. 

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