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Was my DD wrong? Mama Rice 34 kids; North Las Vegas, Nevada 11980 posts
12th Apr '13

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.

The Pretender 2 kids; Brazil 1215 posts
12th Apr '13

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.

jazzzzz* 2 kids; Beverly Hills, California 7558 posts
12th Apr '13

Your sister is stupid..

PurpleBama582 52 kids; Dothan, Alabama 3875 posts
12th Apr '13

I don't think your DD was wrong, particularly if you had never met her friends before. She didn't say anything derogatory.

Colt's mommy 1 child; Moore, Oklahoma 20544 posts
12th Apr '13

Not wrong at all, imo. I mean, are people supposed to just pretend not to notice different skin color?

Krystle ♥ 2 kids; New York 3923 posts
12th Apr '13

Your sister is dumb. I would have never scolded her for being observant.

JellyJaks Due December 12; 3 kids; 2 angel babies; El Mirage, Arizona 556 posts
12th Apr '13

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.

Tikaytasha 17 kids; New York 11503 posts
12th Apr '13

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

A&Ms Mommy 2 kids; North Carolina 10863 posts
12th Apr '13

I would be pretty pissed at the sister.

homes cool 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Indiana 60891 posts
12th Apr '13

That is definitely stupid. Your dd was not wrong at all. smh.

speaktruth2powr 2 kids; Ontario 45003 posts
status 12th Apr '13

Your daughter was not wrong at all, I would pull your sister aside and talk to her about it.

Mama Rice 34 kids; North Las Vegas, Nevada 11980 posts
12th Apr '13

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.

jazzzzz* 2 kids; Beverly Hills, California 7558 posts
12th Apr '13

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

Mrs.Mud 6 kids; 2 angel babies; North Dakota 3231 posts
12th Apr '13

Your sister's an idiot. She was merely describing her new friend.

Angel [Mariah's Mommy] 1 child; Indianapolis, Indiana 18064 posts
12th Apr '13

Your sister is a moron...