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.


Zack & Rebecca Caldwell said...

Hi! Thanks for visiting our blog! Your post on racism is so relevant. I hope that all your docs come back soon! I remember when we were in that can be frustrating at times. What agency are you guys with? Look forward to hearing more from you!

kristin said...

This is my first time on your blog.. I love it!

Holly said...

Great post!
Racism is really baffling, isn't it? It makes no sense, but it still exists. I can't imagine not losing all self-control if someone hurt my child in such a terrible way for such a ridiculous reason. Are we not all created in the image of God? I just don't get it!