This thread has been rattling around in my brain - and that's a GOOD thing. What I've noticed is that I'm taking more opportunities to talk about differences among people with my DS - regarding race or otherwise. For example, I've been talking with my DS about getting him a rash-guard type swimsuit with SPF 50 so he doesn't get a sunburn when we're at the lake. So we talked about how DH's ancestors came from a place where the sun wasn't very strong and so his ancestors didn't develop much skin pigment and so he sunburns really easily. Then we talked about how there are people whose ancestors came from places with really strong sun and they developed more pigment to protect their skin. And we discussed it as if it were just a really interesting difference among people. Yesterday our part-time neighbor came by, and DS mentioned that he had a "funny" accent. So we talked about how our neighbor is from Boston and has a Boston accent and different people from different places sound different and isn't that interesting. I know, it's over simplified, but our opportunities are limited, so I feel that talking about whatever we can when we get the chance is what I can do right now.
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6/6/06 at 12:14am