Wednesday, February 17, 2010

The Weird, Wacky World Of "Anti-Racists"...

'How to raise racist kids'

Step One: Don’t talk about race. Don’t point out skin color. Be “color blind.”

Step Two: Actually, that’s it. There is no Step Two.

Congratulations! Your children are well on their way to believing that is better than everybody else.

Surprised? So were authors Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman when they started researching the issue of kids and race for their book NurtureShock. It turns out that a lot of our assumptions about raising our kids to appreciate diversity are entirely wrong:

“It is tempting to believe that because their generation is so diverse, today’s children grow up knowing how to get along with people of every race. But numerous studies suggest that this is more of a fantasy than a fact.”

{snip} What Bronson and Merryman discovered, through various studies, was that most white parents don’t ever talk to their kids about race. The attitude (at least of those who think racism is wrong) is generally that because we want our kids to be color-blind, we don’t point out skin color. We’ll say things like “everybody’s equal” but find it hard to be more specific than that. If our kids point out somebody who looks different, we shush them and tell them it’s rude to talk about it. We think that simply putting our kids in a diverse environment will teach them that diversity is natural and good.

And what are they learning? Here are a few depressing facts:

* Only 8% of white American high-schoolers have a best friend of another race. (For blacks, it’s about 15%.)

* The more diverse a school is, the less likely it is that kids will form cross-race friendships.

* 75% of white parents never or almost never talk about race with their kids.

* A child’s attitudes toward race are much harder to alter after third grade, but a lot of parents wait until then (or later) before they feel it’s “safe” to talk frankly about race.


So, in honor of Black History Month, talk to your kids about race. Need some help? recently posted 5 Tips for Talking About Racism With Kids. {snip}


I thought there was no such thing as race?

Nope, actually what the left means is that there is no such thing as a White race........accept of course when it comes to articles about "racism", colonialism, the Atlantic slave trade (shhh! let's not talk about those other slave traders down through the eons and up to the present) and so on.

But the admission of the article is rather bold in its hypocrisy.

It states that,

A. People become conscience of race all on their own, naturally.

B. The more "diverse" a place is (school, neighborhood, institution etc..) the more the various races stick to their own kind (which backs up the rule which states that White people's tolerance for diversity is directly correlated to their distance from it).

And it ends with a call to celebrate "black history month" while suggesting White parents talk to their under 10 children about race.

Let's see,

White parents,

black history month,

Conversation about race,

......but there's no such thing as race.

Got that?