Your “Know Better” Series are a treasure trove to be shared;
Thank you !
This post is dedicated to
the 4-year-old who asked his mom
if he was dirty because his skin is dark.
A stigma has been placed on people of color, around the world, leading others to believe something must be wrong with us. I have a problem when our children start believing this as well. Who can blame them when most of the people they see in movies, advertisements and on tel-e-“vision” do not look like them. And when they do see people who look like them, it’s likely on the news related to something bad.
In my experience with people who try to make others look bad, it’s typically done to mask their own shortcomings. For example, as a kid growing up, I was teased for being a “know it all” by someone who wanted to take attention away from the fact that he wasn’t doing well in school. The same thing is happening here. There isn’t anything wrong with us (people of…
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