A Lesson for Grandma from a 5-Year-Old

My daughter had just started kindergarten when my mother-in-law came up for a visit.

Mariah came home from school and excitedly told her grandma that she had made a new friend that day. Pointing to her arm, my mother-in-law asked my daughter, "So, Mariah, does your new friend have white skin like you, or does she have dark skin?"

So innocently and so perfectly, Mariah responded with, "I don't know, Grandma. I forgot to check!"

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— Kathryn Lichty, MSW, Minnesota

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