Skip to comments.WHO WILL EXPLAIN TO CHILDREN THAT THEIR WHITE SKIN MAKES THEM BAD?
Posted on 07/07/2020 5:15:25 AM PDT by shortstop
Whose job is it to explain to my children that their white skin makes them bad?
Is that me?
Or do I leave it to the evening news, the NFL, Nike, the Democratic Party and the college professors?
Who is to teach white children how to deal with and submit to the shame into which they were born? If the sins of the fathers are to be visited upon the heads of the children, how do you get white kids woke to the inescapable burden of lifelong guilt they bear by virtue of their skin color?
How do you keep them from noticing that Black Lives Matter doesnt say anything about their lives? How do you condition them to the ubiquitous antagonism toward their race in the popular culture of politicians, entertainers and corporate ad campaigns?
How do you get them to grasp that questions of concern arising from their skin color are racism, while similar questions of concern arising from the skin color of others are heroism? If it is bold to question the disrespectful treatment of blacks, why is it bigotry to question the disrespectful treatment of whites?
Kids ask questions like that. They believe it is honest inquiry. They cant make sense of the nonsensical. They havent yet learned how to hide in fear for their jobs, or from the social media witch hunts, or the clustered scolds of the progressive workplace.
They still think they can think, and say, whatever they want.
How do we teach them not to do that, to avoid stigma and even violence in school, and ostracism in society?
How do we teach them to be white in a world that doesnt like white?
Thats the new normal, and will likely be the escalating reality of their lives. Are we to teach them to make peace with that, to submit to it, to accept a cultural subservience in which their heritage, history and color are embarrassments?
Are they the first generation of four centuries of payback? Must they rabidly join in the denunciation of their own heritage to find a place in progressive America?
Are they to live in a world in which America traded one brand of racial bigotry for another? Is the American promise of equality to be paid in an equality of evil and prejudice, instead of an equality of rights and brotherhood?
These are real questions, and they are being asked in millions of households across the country. They are playing out in the psyches of children besmirched by the accident of birth. Certainly their discomfiture may be a faint echo of that known by generations of black children, but are we now of the mind that two wrongs make a right, that you settle old wrongs by committing new ones?
To lift black children up, must you tear white children down?
And do we live in a society where asking that question is cause for conflict, instead of discussion?
Is there not a place to hope and work for a warm and nurturing world for children of every race? A place where neither fear nor guilt attaches to the color of ones skin? And must the crusade for racial justice be blind to issues that it raises in the lives of children of every color?
What about the white child that turns away from the evening news and asks mom, Do we hate black people? What about the white child who plays police and sees on the evening news a narrative that depicts him and his childish dream as racist and evil?
It is wrong to ask any child to do anything other than value himself, to be proud of his family and heritage and to believe in his basic goodness and potential. We want children to believe that the world is a good place, a place where they have opportunity and a future, not a world where they have a centuries-old debt to pay.
No child should be afraid to go to school or on into life because of his color.
And no noble cause can advance itself by troubling the minds of the young.
Equality, the prime objective of the American experiment, is achieved by raising all, not lowering any. There is no moral authority in chastisement and rage. And certainly there is a path forward in which a white child and a black child like all children can rejoice together in their mutual citizenship and equality.
We havent found that path yet.
“To lift black children up, must you tear white children down?”
The answer is yes in the mental capacity of the left.
The world has gone insane..especially the US
Outstanding and relevant question.
Are white parents going to allow for their children to be subject to harassment, shame, lies and demoralization or worse?
When I was a kid white was a color. In physics class I learned that white was actually a blend of all visible colors and that black was the absence of color. As a seasoned adult Im told that white is an adjective applied to some humans and that it means hateful, prejudiced and deceitful. It means that a person exploits others and delights in keeping them down. It refers to slaveowners and colonialists. It designates those individuals who mowed down the native inhabitants and stole their land. Im none of those things and I resent the implication.
This is such a deeply senseless article.....
WhO? A lily-white, female public school teacher.
teach them basic firearm safety instead.
EXPLAIN TO CHILDREN THAT THEIR WHITE SKIN MAKES THEM BAD
You are getting sleepy keep your eyes in the shinny ball.......
“WHO WILL EXPLAIN TO CHILDREN THAT THEIR WHITE SKIN MAKES THEM BAD?”
That’s easy, once the schools are open again, the job will begin in earnest.
I like this kid...as long as he is not talking about looting and rioting when he talks about working hard
oh, and the guy who posted it has the Virus and was out running today 2 miles...but started coughing up a lot from his lungs after about 1 mile. He is a crazy live life on the edge guy.
Anti-white racism was the clear message of decades of “affirmative action”.
That has been the message to me my entire life.
I have despised the elites that made it happen—my entire life.
You are explaining the wrong premise
The prenise you should explain is that while there are some good black folks, these days most black folks are not. The black minority majority is heading out full steam to destroy America and replace it with some version of unslaved Africa dreamland.
Don’t explain why whites are bad........ get it right. Put the blame where it belongs
Their schoolteachers, that’s who. Your tax dollars at “work”!
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I agree and nobody tells my children that being white is a bad thing. God made everyone in HIS image regardless of color. They are not bad because of race. People can become bad based on their actions and the things they do such as loot, riot, burn things down, commit crimes such as shooting people and joining gangs.
If (big ‘if’) Black Fathers decided to man up and raise their offspring (75% out-of-wedlock birthrate - not to mention insane abortion rates) like a good Christian Father does, maybe the confusion, animosity, anger, vile hatred & wickedness of their covetousness & idolatry will diminish and they’ll focus less on others.
The people pushing this skin color = bad narrative are satanic and ba’al worshippers.
‘And certainly there is a path forward in which a white child and a black child like all children can rejoice together in their mutual citizenship and equality.’
wanna bet, Bob...?
‘Are white parents going to allow for their children to be subject to harassment, shame, lies and demoralization or worse?’
white females seem ok with it...
Their teachers, principals, councilors, advisers, scout masters, day care workers, camp staff and some with Woke parents will get it from mom and dad.
WHO or WHAT are they paying back? And what are they giving as payback? Whites who are making themselves slaves to this abomination have NO SELF-RESPECT, NO MONEY, NO property, NO power, and NO FUTURE. NOTHING FROM LOOSERS IS NOTHING. There is no victim of slavery alive today and so there is nothing due these dregs of humanity. I say, after a century and a half of emancipation they prove themselves to be worthless and deserving of no consideration.
Maybe it would help if black kids in school did not beat up other black kids that studied hard for “acting white”
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