Thursday, April 19, 2007

There goes her radio career

Lauren announces, while coloring, "I am coloring this person brown!"

"Nice. When someone has skin that color, we say they are black."

"But they aren't black. They're brown."

"Yes. But they prefer to be called black."

"Ms Brown is brown." she replies. Ms Brown teaches at Lauren's school.

"Yes. But she would prefer to be called black."

"Why would she want to be called Ms Black if that's not her name?"

6 comments:

Bud Weiser, WTIT said...

Thanks. I needed that!

karen said...

I wouldn't be too strict on that - kids in our district identify friends by visual color. Lars, for example, is pink.

Kicking N. Screaming said...

Kate is also pink. In truth, I don't think you need to worry about Lauren's radio career because A. she's way too cute for radio and B. it's not like she calls her teacher Ms. Nappyheadedho.

Navilyn said...

Difficult one indeed to address...

Linda said...

Why is it that we adults always complicate things that are so simple even a child can figure it out??

Mimi Lenox said...

Too funny.