My DD got a new classmate named M. She was telling me about her new friend (she mentioned they have the same favorite princess and both think ninja turtles are lame LOL) and tried to point her out. All of K-5th grade was lined up so it was a lot of kids LOL. She said "that is M, standing next to my teacher. The little girl with brown skin and hair, C (another friend standing with her teacher) just has brown hair and eyes."
M is black and C is white. I know for a fact it wasn't hateful or racist but my sister was in the car and scolded her for it. My DD was so confused about what she did wrong. Would you correct your DD? Would you think she was wrong? To me she was just trying to show me who her new friend was. They wear uniforms so they all look the same clothes wise (somehow yesterday her whole class showed up in their red polo shirts and had short/pants in khaki).
ETA we were in the car lane after I picked her up so we were not near her where she could walk me over to show her to me.
Your sister is a moron.
Eta- you should scold Your sister, in front of your daughter, for trying to make something bad that is completely innocent. You sisters adult eyes see racism when you daughter was just being descriptive- you daughter doesn't even see a difference (because there ISN'T one) and was just using skin tone to point out a kid the same way any normal person would use the color of unusual shoes to point someone out in a crowd.
Your sister is stupid..
I don't think your DD was wrong, particularly if you had never met her friends before. She didn't say anything derogatory.
Not wrong at all, imo. I mean, are people supposed to just pretend not to notice different skin color?
Your sister is dumb. I would have never scolded her for being observant.
I don't see anything wrong with what your DD said. I'd have had to say something to my sister for scolding my child if it were me.
That's so sad your sister yelled at her :( she's just a kid and didn't know any better. Racism is taught from people like that
I would be pretty pissed at the sister.
That is definitely stupid. Your dd was not wrong at all. smh.
Your daughter was not wrong at all, I would pull your sister aside and talk to her about it.
I talked to my sister about it once my kids were out of the car. I also talked to my daughter. I told her she didn't do anything wrong.
My three year old talks about race, I want her to learn. She calls me white mom, and her dad black dad. I've never gotten on to her
Your sister's an idiot. She was merely describing her new friend.