Friday, July 17, 2009

Really?

If you did not know we are a white couple and our children are also white.... we are doing a respite placement for an African American girl ill call D.We went out to a minor league baseball game tonight and i took D to the rest room and i swear i got the nastiest looks shot at me @@... Then D went up to my husband and said "What did you get me to drink Dad" (copying my kids)and the man at the drink counter ROLLED HIS EYES...i live in the midwest.. i live in a metropolitain city... i would expect this is my hometown but not here.
I do not even ask about race when we get a phone call about placement. It doesn't even cross my mind. I ask about behaviors, allegeries, any fear of animals, bedtime routines, things of this nature.

5 comments:

Brandy said...

Crap like this just makes me SOOOO angry! How can people be so judgemental and superficial?
What if this person rolling their eyes had once needed a home and it was of a different race than their own? People really need to step outside their comfort zone and realize that race is NOTHING but a color. I try to lead my life 'color blind' and I think others should follow that as well.

Mrs. JDM3 said...

Some people are small minded and it sucks. Keep up the great work girl! I have so much respect for what you are doing!

danielle said...

It's just ridiculous that the world is still so closed minded! You're doing a great thing!

Melissa said...

Kudos to you for not snapping. Really it is 2009, who cares what color someone's skin is? I would have had to say, that is my beautiful daughter and if you want to continue to be ignorant keep it to yourself, I am helping a child become a functional adult. I agree with you I don't care what color of kids I get, just pray we can get approved and be parents...sad that ignorance is so prevalent in a free country.

Nichole said...

So sad that people are responding with such racism.