Thursday, March 6, 2008
Racism...What year is it?
I'm going to talk about a tough subject that may be viewed as controversial but it's something that should be discussed when preparing to adopt a baby of a different race. No need to ignore the issue. Our social worker did councel us on what may happen after we adopt a baby of a different race and has even counseled our daughter on things that might be said to her at school about having a sister that looks different.
It all started the other night when Savannah and I went to a sandwich shop. We were placing our order and I looked on the counter and someone had written in red marker on the counter the "N" word. I was enraged about it. I told the lady at the register about it and she said, "Oh I'm sorry, someone wrote that on table 6 and 7 too," and then she left it. It makes me so angry that someone would write that. I must be naive but I thought we lived in the year 2008. What is going on? Later that night I couldn't stop thinking about it and I began thinking into the future when I would be walking hand in hand with my 3 yr old daughter or taking my daughter to the grocery store. What if someone calls her that word? I will want to beat the crud out of them to put it bluntly. I know we are supposed to turn the other cheek but I'm not sure I can. I will pray about this for sure. We are all beautiful in His eyes, I wish everyone knew that...Spread the word.