“Because he will know way sooner than I want”.

The Ferguson decision left me unsurprised and probably a little numb to the continuing presence of racial discrimination in our world. THIS made me cry……

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It’s hard to continue. I wish it was my kids bedtime. I wish the dishes were done. I wish the house was clean. I wish America wasn’t racist. I wish Mike Brown was in police custody. I wish Darren Wilson admitted guilt. I wish America admitted guilt.

I post on Facebook “How do you parent on a night like this?” People respond with advice about how to talk to kids about race. Well-meaning, but missing the point. I don’t mean what do you say. I mean how do you go on.

How do you go on.

How do you make lunch for tomorrow and sweep and handle bath time?

How do you parent with a permanently broken heart?

I text their mother. “Hi” I say. She responds. But I stop. She is white. I don’t actually want to talk to any white people right now. I love her though. She…

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1 Response to “Because he will know way sooner than I want”.

  1. David Chitty says:

    Very interesting xo

    David Chitty

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