…e of something like the color of somebody else’s skin often they don’t care about who they hurt.”
Sensing that was not the whole answer she needed, Marc chimed in and said she (Heather Heyer) was a friend to brown and black people and friends show up to stand against hate together. This statement is a very important message we are instilling in our children. People aren’t friends if they don’t stand in solidarity. Raising two daughters we are a bit weary of the reality of “fake friendships”. Fake friends get you in trouble. They leave you at parties by yourself. They are quiet when racist statements are made. They are conditional and hurtful. For a 7 year old, that is an important learning about both friendship and racism.
5. This is a marathon, not a race.
My goal as a parent is not to raise the most “woke” child in…