Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Dark or bright

Becca was just starting to read me her nightly reading book from school. The illustrations included what appears to be an African American family. Without reading any words, she tell me that this story must take place in Africa. Well, it could, but the first line says that they are in Florida. Then, off to a new subject, leaving the book aside, Becca tell me that this boy in her class is part dark skinned, like African Americans, and half bright. Yep, she said BRIGHT.

THEN, she thought a second and came up with this gem: I wonder what they would have done with (boy from class) when they brought the slaves over in chains from Africa? Since he is half dark and half bright, he would have needed two jobs--part-time slave and part-time something else.

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