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post #21 of 26
My son who is now 12 tasted the first African American person he ever met, he was just shy of three years old. And then said very loudly, and disappointedly..."not chocolate."


We lived on the Oregon coast at the time, with very little diversity. I brought him into work with me, and the executive chef was AA from Louisiana. Chef put his hand out, Isaac stared at it, and then decided to lick it.


I was HORRIFIED. Chef Frank just laughed and later found Isaac a HUGE chunk of chocolate and gave it to him.
post #22 of 26
We're Black and my baby is super social and loves everyone, except Asian women. It's weird. He wouldn't respond to a photographer we took him in to, he acted really indifferent when one waitress made funny faces at him, and he actually cried a couple of weeks ago when we were out and the waitress touched him. That was a first. We joke that he doesn't like Asians, but it isn't so much of a joke because he keeps proving it true.
post #23 of 26
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My son who is now 12 tasted the first African American person he ever met, he was just shy of three years old. And then said very loudly, and disappointedly..."not chocolate."

We lived on the Oregon coast at the time, with very little diversity. I brought him into work with me, and the executive chef was AA from Louisiana. Chef put his hand out, Isaac stared at it, and then decided to lick it.


I was HORRIFIED. Chef Frank just laughed and later found Isaac a HUGE chunk of chocolate and gave it to him.
Funniest thing I've read ALL DAY!!!
post #24 of 26
My kids have both been scared of men with facial hair (DH is clean shaven). Both of them were scared to death of both of their grandfathers when they were babies, despite the fact that they saw them frequently.
post #25 of 26
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I"m sorry you're having this experience. We all felt kinda bad that LB was so nervous with her.
awww thanks mama. i am not really upset with this. it just fascinates me - all these layers.

: there is some funny stuff here.

i guess its not so much a race thing. but just a comfort level thing. and race is just one part of it.

and really i was talking of say from newborn to 18 months. that toddling walk where they still havent got it yet i just find so endearing. or the bottom two teeth and giggles.

i am a little concious of this now and first talk to the parents and then the baby - if i interact with the baby at all.
post #26 of 26
as babies, both my white children were expecially fond of of my dark skinned black friends. my younger son just loves our friend terrence. my son does not see his color. my daugher who is nine gives him hugs too. my kids like those who are kind to them. it isnt an issue in our family.
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