Friday, November 6, 2009

living in a white bread 'hood

B, my first grader, went on a field trip to a play yesterday.

"Mom, listen to this! This is cool! When we were riding on the bus a red car pulled up beside us and there was a Japanese person inside! A Japanese person in Tennessee!!!"

Of course, I am trying to be a good mother and teach my son to embrace diversity. So I proceeded to explain that there are plenty of Asian people living in Tennessee, as well as other ethnicities, and that they all contribute to the beauty of the collective human face of our world.

And then of course, I sighed, and said out loud "We definitely need to take more trips to Chicago."


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