Monday, February 27, 2006
The greatest lesson of all?
I've often asked myself, as I'm sure some of you have, do bad things happen for a reason? Well, in Pascagoula, Mississippi, there are three pint-sized little girls who were brought together by Hurricane Katrina. Their names are Anna, Kered and Christina, and they are third-graders at Resurrection School.

Before the storm, nearly all the students at Resurrection were white. Kered, who is black, attended St. Peter the Apostle, an all black school. But Katrina caused Kered's school to crumble, and along with it 100 years of racial separation.

St. Peter had nowhere else to turn for its students to learn, so it was decided all the students, black and white, would go to school together at Resurrection. Now, of the more than 300 students at Resurrection, 55 are black. The lesson plan is the same, but the faces sure have changed.

Little Anna told me, "I didn't think it was very fair. That's why Martin Luther King was here. I kept hoping other 'colored' kids were gonna come here." And Kered told me, about her old school, "I loved St. Peter with my whole heart. It's just that I want white friends. I couldn't take it."

It's amazing to hear such thoughts about race and prejudice from 9-year-olds. I think these girls can teach all of us, especially adults, some important lessons about acceptance and friendship. What do you think?
Posted By Randi Kaye, CNN Correspondent: 4:27 PM ET
  60 Comments
I used to live in Nova Scotia, the closest Canada can relate to the American South, in terms of culture and economy (Farming communities, fisheries, homey feel, etc.) and I never recall any segregated schools there, yet alone in this day and age. I find it sad that it took a disaster of biblical proportions to change this.
Posted By Anonymous Lima, Toronto, Ontario : 4:52 PM ET
Those girls are wise beyond their
years.
Posted By Anonymous C.Hatcher,Atlanta,Ga. : 5:03 PM ET
It's great to hear the words of those little girls about their view on race. If only everyone had that attitude. Unfortunately, through hate or ignorance, there will always be those who won't see the bigger picture and remain with their sheltered attitudes.
Posted By Anonymous Hector, San Diego, CA : 5:04 PM ET
That's great that the kids are in the same classroom, but the real test is the tables at lunch. All of my schools from elementary to high school practiced some level of voluntary segregation. At lunch, the truth shows clear. The black kids don't want to eat with the white classmates. It's time for them to grow up and intergrate.
Posted By Anonymous Nathan, Hyannis MA : 5:19 PM ET
You want to solve the race problems in America then just turn the matter over to our kids and watch them work. Race problems only occur when adults intervened and impose their adult feelings. It's a shame that so many adults pass their hatred on to their children and at the same time call themselves "good christians". What a joke.
Posted By Anonymous Stan M, Baton Rouge, LA : 5:20 PM ET
Out of the mouths of babes. I guess as a Californian I didn't think much about it.
And my kids, growing up in a neighborhood with lots of military, thought even less about it. It is a bit sad that in the 21st century it took a disaster to bring these children together. But it is a VERY happy thing that they are finally getting to be in school together and make friends. We can but hope that Their children won't have to think about it at all.
Posted By Anonymous Frank Luxem, Tustin, CA : 5:23 PM ET
St. Peter the Apostle School was the location of my first teaching experience nearly 20 years ago, as I entered the field of education after an early career as a newspaper reporter. Although it is easy to assess St. Peter's as a racially separate, unequal environment inherently unfair, I simply must say that this place was the MOST special of all schools in which I have taught. As a lay teacher among strict but loving Irish Catholic nuns whose mission was dedicated to educating African American children in the South, my eyes were popped wide-open to discover there was still such a thing as a completely racially segregated school. I soon came to appreciate this special place for what it was -- few resources, but a genuine place for nurturing and love. Unlike in public school education, there were no discipline problems here that took away from the educational process. The parents were right there, wholly a part of the system, in church with their children on Sundays, and at the school within an hour if a teacher called with a problem. Some of us struggle with racial issues in public schools today that cannot be described in print for fear of misperception. St. Peter's did not have the financial resources, but it had a whole, whole lot of intangibles that many of the richer schools in which I have taught have not contained.
Posted By Anonymous Pat Duffey, Hickory, NC : 5:23 PM ET
A nice idea, but adolescence, beliefs at home, and institutionalized racism lie ahead for these little girls. In spite of my negativity, I sure am pulling for them.
Posted By Anonymous John, Tallahassee, FL : 5:24 PM ET
I totally agree. Children are the innocence, devoid of the hatred that us adults teach them about other human beings. It is just sad that these children cannot "rebell" agaisnt this form of separation, for if so, our future as acountry, no, our world would be a much secure place.
Posted By Anonymous BWH, Chicago, Illinois : 5:27 PM ET
I thought all schools were integrated, although for various reasons some more than others. I was surprised to hear there were still fully segregated schools in the south. The children are to congratulated and admired for being more than their society has shown them by example.
Posted By Anonymous Duane Little, Stroud, Oklahoma : 5:33 PM ET
This story is very heart-warming and I think it should teach us all about the impact racism may or may not have on the younger generations. Being raised in this situation, the girls would be expected to just accept these things, yet they could see that something was not right. That really makes me happy.
Posted By Anonymous Megan Bennett, Douglas Georgia : 5:34 PM ET
I didn't know that there were still segregated schools....
I DO know all you have to do is LISTEN to a child and there's a great deal they can teach us all.
Posted By Anonymous Colleen, Ottawa, Ontario : 5:39 PM ET
wow.

Very touching.... talk about "out of the mouths of babes!"
Posted By Anonymous Tony, Jacksonville AR : 5:39 PM ET
Segregation and racism are no longer tolerable in public discourse in the US. This was a major step forward initiated by the Civil Rights Era of the 1960s.

However, segregation does still exist in an unspoken and, for the majority of white population centers, unseen form. Just go and look at the statistics for the average lifespan, income, etc. of african-americans today and compare them to those of whites. Look at the settlement patterns of blacks vs. whites.

Segregation is no longer enforced by one racial group against another, but has become a simple fact of our infrastructure. It has become largely economic in most places, making it doubly difficult to discuss clearly.

Only events like Katrina can now bring it to the forefront of our nation's consciousness.
Posted By Anonymous Rob, Mesa, AZ : 5:40 PM ET
Its hard to believe that little children in the South are continually exposed to segragation. I believe that the South is still living in the 1950s.
Posted By Anonymous George, Media, PA : 5:41 PM ET
Children are so pure and innocent. Its us adults that make them corrupt by placing our 'ideals' and pseudo-values on them. As cheesy as it may sound, the world would be a better place if we could all retain that pure and innocent value.
Posted By Anonymous Kelly - Cygent, Ohio : 5:43 PM ET
Agreed!

That fact that in this day and age the young lady refer to black people as "colored" says alot.
Posted By Anonymous Lois, Los Angeles, CA. : 5:45 PM ET
Wow!! I'm from the West Indies and we're predominently black and/or indian. We grew up with the stigma of class prejudice but not racial prejudice. I'm amazed that the little girl Anna is still using the word "colored". That -- right there -- says alot. I hope it will all turn out for the best -- bringing about unity for all ages. Grown ups can stand in the way of progress!!
Posted By Anonymous M. Weekes, Los Angeles, CA : 5:47 PM ET
Not all racism has left since hurricane Katrin. In fact, the Mayor (frogive me if I'm wrong) said New Orleans should be a "Chocalate City"--->tell me that's not a racist comment.
Posted By Anonymous Wendy, Laurel, MD : 5:47 PM ET
I agree. Hopefully the new generation can do what no other generation has fully done and that is to teach everyone that racial discrimination (or any form of discrimination) should not be tolerated. Many people today both white and black still hold the views that were taught to them by their elders and both sides have been taught to hate. Once hate is no longer taught or shown, we have a good chance to grow as a country. These little girls are our future, don't you think we should listen to them, learn from them and change for them?
Posted By Anonymous andrea, utica ny : 5:51 PM ET
It is great that children of different ethnicity are getting to know each other better; however, when the word "Colored" is used to refer to African-Americans that in itself should question how sincere the little girl or her parents feel about integrating schools. Little kids are not born racist they are taught it. I hope little Anna learns for herself not to judge a person for their color but rather their character because it is obvious she is not getting that lesson from home.
Posted By Anonymous P. Sims, Milwaukee, Wisconsin : 5:51 PM ET
It further illustrates, just how much work there is, that needs to be done in this country towards better race relations. It would be truly terrible if we still had the same problem fifty years from now. Those in charge need to work much harder to stomp out racism whenever and whereever it may present itself. Will it still be this way fifty years from now?
Posted By Anonymous Wayne, Wentzville Missouri : 5:56 PM ET
With all the horrors that we read about daily, it make my heart rejoice, and gives me hope that out of chaos comes order. We should all listen and follow the lead of those little girls. These young Americans are showing the world our greatness,kindness and acceptance and that no matter what happens we are all one.
Posted By Anonymous D. Beverly, Los Angeles, CA. : 5:57 PM ET
It is beautiful to see that these girls can understand how wonderful and important it is that both blacks and whites need to come together. I love that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was brought up by a young child. His dream lives on!

Even through this horrible disaster, there is a ray of light that shines through.
Posted By Anonymous Kristie Madison, WI : 5:57 PM ET
Interesting that in 2006, Blacks are still referred to as "colored". That says a lot about the adults in that child's life. I bet you don't see many "colored" and white kids hand in hand on St. Charles St. watching the parades together. This will truly be a "Mardi Gras To Remember", mostly Vanilla, the way that most whites want it.
Posted By Anonymous Ann, Tallulah, La. : 5:58 PM ET
I think children everywhere would be prejudice and racism- free, if the adults did not teach it to them.

And de-segregating schools does not directly lead to a lack of racism in the community. I would say the connection is not there at all.

I grew up in Cincinnati in the 60's and 70's, and all our Catholic schools and churches were bi-racial.

I also find it sad that there is still racial segregation in our country.
Posted By Anonymous Susan Asheville NC : 5:58 PM ET
I think children can teach us the greatest lessons, most of the time. It is adults who draw lines and put up barriers to keep people out. Children live with open hearts and let anybody in. That is what makes them extraordinary, vulnerable and, above all, inspiring.

Picasso said that he spent his whole life trying to learn to draw like a child. I think many of us, once we are grown up, spend the rest of our lives trying to learn to love like a child.
Posted By Anonymous Christine, Ontario, Canada : 5:58 PM ET
This is an excellent example of how exposure to different kinds of cultures and races broadens the horizons of those exposed, and helps them see that we really arent all that different from eachother in the first place.

Exposure to other humans who look or act differently than yourself is, in fact, a profoundly humanizing experience. Opening the channels of communication and interaction between different kinds of people, especially at a young age, sets an example for these "future adults" to understand and experience the value of building cultural bridges rather than cultural barriers.

Little examples of progress like this, when repeated from community to community, sets the next generation up for a more humane and civil way of life: less war, less distrust, and more awareness and mutual respect. It is a world that I think we can all look forward to.
Posted By Anonymous Aaron Kinney, Los Angeles, California : 6:01 PM ET
This is one of the most positive stories I have heard about the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Children usually don't judge someone based on their race unless they are badly influenced by an adult or parent. I hope that after everything is back to normal, which hopefully will be soon, that there will be no more all "anything" schools ever again. I have always believed that bad things happen for a reason and it's usually a great one.
Posted By Anonymous Marie, Los Angeles, CA : 6:03 PM ET
A child's mind untainted by the harsh world of racial and social separation. I hope they continue to think and feel this way. Yes, all things happen for a reason, good or bad. The key is to learn from the event and carry that lesson with you the rest of your life. Can't wait to see this story tonight Randi.
Posted By Anonymous Rachel-Albuquerque, NM : 6:07 PM ET
You do realize both schools are tiny private schools, right? Resurrection School had 200 or so students and St. Peter the Apostle had about 66. The "racial segregation" was imposed on the kids by the parents, not the state. I honestly don't see why Randi Kaye even wrote this entry. Trying to stir up something that isn't really there?
Posted By Anonymous Robert, Providence, RI : 6:10 PM ET
The schools in New Orleans are not segragated by race.

The schools are however seperated by district or geographical location and public vs. private.

Kered probably lives in a new distict or area now and is attending a new school.
Posted By Anonymous Ed - New Orleans, LA : 6:10 PM ET
I am not surprised by this story at all. I am a white woman currently in my 20's who grew up in Long Island, New York. As kids in elementary school, I distinctly remember there being less division between races: white girls dated black boys, and we were all friends regardless of race. I found that by high school however, both whites and blacks had sided and separated. As teenagers and young adults we are exposed to the media, movies and society, in which race is frequently a dividing issue. My point is that race and racism is something learned, performed, and socialized. The divisions between white and black children at such a crucial time in development can only cause greater social problems and misconceptions about race down the line. Integration in schools is the key to a truly accepting and equal culture.
Posted By Anonymous Jessica, New York, NY : 6:16 PM ET
The profound exchange of words between these little girls really Blessed me. If only we would have compassion and love for one another there wouldn't be such pain and suffering in this world. We must love one another regardless of economics and heritage. Life is so very short and challenging as is, we take so very much for granted. We can't continue living the same way - doing the same things and expecting change. That's lunacy. Change isn't change until we've changed. Selah.
Posted By Anonymous P. U. Anderson Plano, Tx. : 6:18 PM ET
Are those schools Catholic? If so, they should have been integrated in the sixties.It's a shame these children were only brought together because of this tragedy.
Posted By Anonymous Ivy Boland, Portsmouth,Va. : 6:19 PM ET
I feel that Hurricaine Katrina is forcing white people in the south to reflect on the way they have treated blacks. In other words now that they are in a position of lack many for the first time. They are having a difficult time understanding the hardships of life from a financial and cultural perspective. (lack of insurance or no insurance; unable to rebuild their homes; unable to relocate.

I am currently reading Taylor Branch's At Cannan's Edge and I am horrified by the way African Americans were treated in the South beaten, lynched and bombed. Law officials were as guilty as the Klan. Never convicted or punished for their crimes not even 20-30 years after the fact.

Perhaps the present will make some people face the error of their ways. My dad passed a couple of years ago and he used to march in the 60's. He used to tell me about his experiences in the civil rights movement ... I wish he was still alive oh what great converastions we would have!
Posted By Anonymous Kathryn, Merrillville, Indiana : 6:20 PM ET
It's not only lessons regarding segregation to be learned, but lessons concerning all of mankind.

How many of us watching the post-Katrina devastation on the TV, absent the commentator's soundtrack, could have differentiated between New Orleans' Katrina and Phuket's Tsunami?

The REAL lesson is that we are ALL human beings who, stripped of our raiment, pride, and pretense, look amazingly identical.
Posted By Anonymous James Hinckley, Baton Rouge, LA : 6:24 PM ET
This is a rather interesting human interest story. I live in Pascagoula, and I am very close to people that have attended both schools as well as the school adminstrators. While Katrina did intergrate the schools in a literal sense, this is not exactly an accurate portrayal of the history of the schools. Resurrection, did in fact have some black children, as well, as some Asian American, Children, and quite a few Mexican children, well before the hurricane. St. Peter was in an all black school, however, they were not segregrated in the 1965, "My child will never go to school with a Ni**er" sense that the story makes it sound. St. Peter was built in a predominantly black community as a mission school. The order of nuns that ran the school had ministry to poorer black communities as their mission. The way the story sounds they schools were "segregated" when in reality, they were only segregated in so much the school was in a mostly black neighborhood. I realize that to an outsider, this sounds like unspoken segration, but it was what it was. The black community was very proud of St. Peter's and are very sad to see it close.
Posted By Anonymous Patrick, Pascagoula, MS : 6:24 PM ET
I think it is wonderful that this young girl has the wisdom to understand that their is more important things in life than worrying about the color of our skin. I hope her maturity is contagious and can spread to others... old and young.
What does bother me is a comment one reader said that the south still lives in the 1950s. Unfortunately this is an ignorant opinion (ignorant meaning uneducated). I was recently transplanted from North Carolina to Colorado and have noticed even more segregation here than back in Carolina. There are far fewer blacks in my workplace and frankly I have overheard stronger racially biased comments here than I ever did back home. It seems that most people who are critical of the South have never lived or spent a significant amount of time in th South. Maybe it is their opinions that are stuck in the 1950s.
Posted By Anonymous Michael; Denver , CO : 6:27 PM ET
Very touching...as I recently told my mother....children learn RACISM from their parents...children have open minds until adults teach them how to close it....leave it to a child to teach us all
Posted By Anonymous Tina, Las Vegas, Nevada : 6:29 PM ET
I think the key to this cutsey story should be a collective concern that there are still schools deemed predominantly 'Black" or "White" by nothing more than economic status and the detrimental stereotypes that coincide with such labeling practices. The conscious act of segregation is not as profound as it once was, and thankfully because of the men and women who stood up to the obvious disadvantages of maintaining a society based on racial divide without advocating advancement and equal opportunity for all citizens. What strikes me as peculiar is why a feel-good race story is being pulled out of the Katrina fiasco when it is completely evident that the sponsored media is reluctant to push the envelope on the relationship between the slow response and the race of the comprised majority who were left behind, as a result of the storm. What can really be said about the American public when it takes a killer storm or any type of tragedy to perhaps convince or steer a handful of people into the direction of acceptance and equality? The notion of promoting such a mind set is noble. However; the continuing practice of restricting the growth and the obvious absence of the African-American middle class is mostly to blame for the modern segregation we see today.
Every U.S city is plagued by the outdated social practice of race separation today. There are "Black" and "White" areas everywhere you go state side and the only difference today from 50-60 years ago are the removal of the signs...... Which leads me to my next point.
Differences are taught and the telling point is the term "colored" being used by a 9 year old Caucasian girl. I have to say it is concerning, and without trying to point a finger, It's hard not to assume that this little girl heard that southern term (colored) used either by a guardian or someone a lot older than she. Correct me if you think I am wrong, but whether she was saying it compassionately or is truly unaware of the context in which that word was used in pre civil rights days is irrelevant because it is an archaic, derogatory term that served no purpose in U.S history other than putting emphasis on class distinction and the advocation of discriminating on skin color alone. The derogatory stereotypes continue to be passed down through generations with the proliferation and promotion of the very words that were used during the height of racial tensions in the U.S during the 50's & 60's.
Posted By Anonymous Frank, Port Perry, ON : 6:31 PM ET
Adults should learn the lesson from these children.
Posted By Anonymous Victoria; Arlington TX : 6:32 PM ET
It's just so qute, what these pure-hearted little girls have to say about different races.
Posted By Anonymous Peace, Boston, Ma : 6:33 PM ET
I don't care what "terms" these two young girls use it is the THOUGHT behind those words and their ACTIONS that count. Good luck Kared and Anna!
Posted By Anonymous Kelly E. Pittsburgh, PA : 6:33 PM ET
Races don't exist.
Why continuing diving one people regarding the menaline rate ?
Are Americans that different ?
Posted By Anonymous Pamyr - Paris, France : 6:40 PM ET
the thought is right. The author's thought is right, but quoting the little girl saying "I want white friends" is wrong. I don't see what's so great about this. A person's skin color should play no role in the kind of friends you make. The fact that this little kid recognizes that white people and black people are different says a lot about the media as well. I was an immigrant to the US at the age of 11 from China, I didn't feel my white/black/hispanic/asian friends were any different, however, over time, through movies, news and other people around you, you were taught these things. I wish people would stop racial generalizations in general and stop reducing the so-called diversity to simple percentages and start recognizing that our life experiences are independent of our skin color.
Posted By Anonymous Zheng, MI : 6:41 PM ET
I've been doing relief work as a counselor at Common Ground Health Clinic in the Algiers neighborhood of New Orleans since October. I'm white, and most of the people I've been working with are black. The barriers of racism dissolve when we communicate from the heart and see how much more alike we are than different. It's been a beautiful experience.
Posted By Anonymous Baruch, New Orleans, LA : 6:55 PM ET
I absolutely believe that everything happens for a reason.As this shows there are good things happening as a result of a very bad storm. These kids are a great reminder too that racism is something that is learned not inherent to anyone. Clearly someone has been teaching these kids the right thing.Hopefully this story will spur others on to do the same.
Posted By Anonymous Jennifer, Durham NC : 7:02 PM ET
Kids are amazing. My daughters school is a mix of all races; which is one of the reasons she is there. Of her 2 best friends one is black and 1 is oriental (chinese I think). We are white and the minority. This is California and my daughter is becoming a better rounded person for it.
Posted By Anonymous Dave Lowerre Hayward, Ca. : 7:03 PM ET
It's testament to the fact that race is only a state of mind. We're human beings - some of us with lighter skin, some of us with darker skin. But underneath the layers, we're Americans. And we have to support and love one another as human beings. I'm proud to read a story like this. I can only hope that the lesson from these children spreads to those that still see color as a barrier.
Posted By Anonymous Phil, Fullerton CA : 7:03 PM ET
These comments are a sign of progress that is more widespread than one may think. The younger generation is fixing the problems that are associated with race, which the generations before us destroyed. The younger generation is more accepting of diversity and don�t see color as a divider. These thoughts are more prevalent than I think some believe.
Racism is something that it taught. The older generations experienced the tension and boundaries between black and white before and during the Civil Rights era. Now, the younger generation does not see an issue between races.
Personally, as a college student from a predominately white area, I came to college and experienced race first hand. Having a black roommate and black friends, I don�t see color as an issue, and he feels the same. Those comments signify that this is a work-in- progress and that as a nation we are overcoming these issues.
Posted By Anonymous Lance, Bowling Green OH : 7:04 PM ET
You got to be kidding me, racism in this country is to the core. Why do white people take these feel good stories and think that they are the end to racism. As a matter of fact, this is the reason why racism exist,because you are afraid and ashamed of this country past and present history.
As long white and black people in this country keep pretending that there's not a problem there will always be a problem.( Black people stop letting white people coax you into saying that the issues regarding Katrina was about poverty and not racism. It was about race and poor white people was just caught in the mix)
Why don't you write about the injustices of this country educational system. How can tax dallars in rich white neighborhood be used for only their schools. If you want to talk about segregation then start there. The tax dallar should go into one fund and split equally throughout schools system but that does not happens. Its white people way of getting around Brown Vs Board of Education. So the white people have better schools which provide better education.Black people are stuck with the crumbs from the table. We all know that without the proper education there always be segregation because you used our tax dallars on studies you have done.
So stop sitting on your liberal butts and quoting from Dr. King Oh what a wonderful world it could be if...
cause we know your trickeries and so do God.
Posted By Anonymous G. , Naperville ,Ill. : 7:05 PM ET
Its sad that we are not beyond some getting giddy over the white/black children wiser than adults thing. Enough of those movies were made in the 70's and 80's.
Posted By Anonymous Mark Thompson, Nashville, TN : 7:05 PM ET
There is a very popular Spanish saying among Latin American Cultures:

"No hay mal, por qual bien no venga."

Non-literal translation: Something good [often] comes of bad situations.


It's one of my mantras because I belive it's a positive message and outlook.
Posted By Anonymous C. Huante, Lawndale, CA. : 7:08 PM ET
I speak perhaps from similar experiences; I was the only white student at an all-black and hispanic public elementary school in my hometown (in New Jersey!) only twelve years ago. Like this, that was segregation created "voluntarily" - all of the white families sent their childern to private schools - and this only brings back to me the injustice of voluntary segregation. I only hope that children like Anna and Kered do not change as they age.
Posted By Anonymous Taylor, Englewood, NJ : 7:14 PM ET
Talking about acceptance...the more we regard this kind of story as remarkable and newsworthy, the longer we will continue to see it in the news down the road.
Posted By Anonymous Ryan Farnes, Gaithersburg Maryland : 7:17 PM ET
Why is it you only hear about prejudice toward the blacks?? There is such a thing as blacks being prejudice toward the whites! There's just as much prejudice on both sides. Neither is right. But you do get tired of hearing prejudice toward blacks so much!! Its just not fair to not reconize that they both exist equally.
Posted By Anonymous J Evans Bristol, Va : 7:19 PM ET
Frank from Ontario...It's easy to judge a situation from the outside much like an armchair quarterback can play better than the real thing. Look at Atlanta, Ga. and you will see a great example of the black middle class. Again I say if we truly want change we first must have forgiveness.
Posted By Anonymous Jerry Gay, Athens, Ga. : 7:19 PM ET
Out of all the negative stories about Katrina FINALLY a truly remarkable report on the issues faced by children who've had to endure Katrina's aftermath. My heart is delighted to read the comments put forth by two precious little girls. As a caucasion women growing up in a very small town in Texas (where we had only two African-American families)I am proud my parents taught me Christian values to love EVERY person no matter what he/she looks like. It is up to parents and other adults to teach children that hating others is wrong and not of God. The gift of love my parents gave me toward other races is the best gift I've ever received. I really hate to imagine what I'd have missed if I had been taught otherwise. My MOST precious friends (throughout my life) are African-American. What a blessing my African-American friends have been to me in my life. I only hope I can be a blessing for them too. I don't even want to think what my life would be like if I was prevented from loving them because of something as ignorent as prejudice. WE NEED TO TEAR DOWN WALLS OF HATRED FOR THE SAKE OF OUR CHILDREN and GRANDCHILDREN!!! At least there are two little girls doing the this today...
Posted By Anonymous Kristi, Irving, TX : 7:36 PM ET
Hard to believe this still exists today, separation by colour. Have we not progressed???
Yes, it's embarassing that kids have to teach adults that colour really doesn't matter!!!
Posted By Anonymous RJF - Mississauga On. Cda. : 1:41 PM ET
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