Little Lessons Learned so Early.

This is an email submission I received a while back With the start of another school year, I thought it apt to reprint the exchange here.

My daughter came home from Kindergarten:

“I hate it. My teacher is nice, but there aren’t ANY brown kids, and no brown teachers. Not anywhere. I don’t think they like brown people very much. They make them clean up after us, and call them by their first names.”

After her first day in first grade:

“Mommy, the school is doing better! They let a brown lady teach music,and we get to call her by her big name!”
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