Monday, August 05, 2013
My 4 year old shares some thoughts on racism
She immediately said that she did not like the one on the right because she's "ugly."
Concerned, my wife and I both told her multiple times, no, she's really pretty. You should still play with her. She was adamant. She would not be playing with that particular toy.
I decided to get to the bottom of it.
Me: Why do you think she's ugly?
M: Because of her color. She's ugly.
Me: But we have lots of friends who look like that.
M: I don't think so.
Me: What don't you like about her color? Why don't you like it?
M: I don't like green. I don't like green dresses.