Crystal - posted on 02/20/2011 ( 15 moms have responded )
I have been going through some things that I wonder who else is dealing with it. I was born in 1970 in a black home. I have a 7 year old daughter who is black/white. When her father was around he had issues with me going over black history with her. I obviously am not a black panther mentality, but I love my history and culture and I want her to know that side of her. Since I am now a single mom i teach her both sides of who she is. She know good and bad.
I have a few friends who refuse to do this. The reason they give is ............ its the past. it is because of the past that blacks, irish, indian, and women are able to participate in the life they have today. I want my daughter to understand, respect, and carry on that process to continue to improve and change the world as it changes. I don't understand why others find that unnecessary?
What are your thoughts?