Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Lesson In Equality

It was the day after the MLK holiday. I was getting Sprout ready for bed.

“We got treated at school today,” Sprout said to me as I helped her pull her pajamas over her head.

“How did you get treated?” I asked.

“We got M&Ms.”

“Why did you get treats at school?”

“The teacher gave all the kids with curly hair M&Ms.”

“And since you have curly hair, you got some. But kids without didn’t get any?”


“How do you think they felt about that?”

“Bad. But then the teacher gave them M&Ms too. They were treated.”

“You mean they were treated the same?”


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