Little pitchers still have big ears.
Bed time conversation tonight:
"Daddy can I tell you something?"
"My friend said we should only vote for white people, because if we vote for the black people, they'll get rich and we'll be nothing."
Well, well, well.
Eric then had a long conversation with Caitlin about how that would be just as stupid as discriminating against blue eyed people, or blondes, or short people. Oh, and he also pointed out the fact that half of my family is black.
Wow. I'm just stunned.
You know, it's the 21st century, folks. The parents of this child aren't those of my parent's or grandparent's generation. Personally, I don't feel there's any excuse for this kind of talk anymore (Especially for theoretically "educated" people such as these are supposed to be.). Is this really what rich people are concerned about during this election? Don't vote for the black guy because we wouldn't want to let those people get rich and ruin being rich for the white people? Is that it? Really?! Wealth, health insurance, love, etc. can't be shared by all or you somehow lessen the value of those things for other people?
I think bloody well NOT.
People! Come ON! Are gay/black/hispanic/female/short people really that threatening to you that this is what you're teaching your children? Because if that's the case, I don't think we can be friends.
And I'm certainly not going to be interested in letting your kid be friends with my kid.
Moral of the story, as usual: don't say anything in front of your kids that you don't want them repeating to their friends. Gaaaaah!