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Raising white kids to be racially sensitive
CNN ^ | August 9, 2018 | Jennifer Harvey

Posted on 08/09/2018 8:56:20 AM PDT by Trump20162020

Parenting in the current political climate isn't for the faint of heart. Recently, my 9-year old daughter asked me, "Mama, I know it's really bad they're putting people in jail, but do those people think, 'Well, at least I'm safe from war?' "

My 7-year old daughter quickly followed up with, "Why would someone say Donald Trump is keeping us safe?" Clearly, my two white kids, like all children in the United States, are absorbing the racialized rhetoric about immigration and "others" that's everywhere right now.

Numerous studies have shown the early and negative impact society's racism has on children's development. By the ages of 3 and 4, American children internalize racist stereotypes of self and others. By age 5, they recognize that different groups are treated differently and understand something about the racial social status. Children will never just "unlearn" these things on their own.

These studies were pre-2016. Public displays of racial hostility have since amplified, showing up in such topics as talk about kneeling NFL players, black families' attempts to enjoy a summer swim interrupted by white neighbors calling the police or immigration debates implying that people from south of the border are uniquely dangerous. We can only speculate how much worse the damage will be to children's long-term notions of self and others, and to what a just and peaceful society looks like.

(Excerpt) Read more at cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Society
KEYWORDS: children; cnnfakenews; fakenewscnn; kids; parenting; white; whitepeople; whites
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1 posted on 08/09/2018 8:56:20 AM PDT by Trump20162020
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To: Trump20162020

Sounds like they are raising white kids to hate themselves for being white.


2 posted on 08/09/2018 8:57:15 AM PDT by MeanWestTexan (Sometimes There Is No Lesser Of Two Evils)
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To: Trump20162020

Will it be on the curriculum soon at a school near you. Nothing like layin’ guilt on kids.


3 posted on 08/09/2018 8:58:23 AM PDT by rktman (Enlisted in the Navy in '67 to protect folks rights to strip my rights. WTH?)
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To: Trump20162020

Anybody got a photo of that black child harrassing the Korean nail salon in Bk’lyn?


4 posted on 08/09/2018 8:59:08 AM PDT by miss marmelstein
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To: Trump20162020
Raising kids to feel guilty for what they are is very cruel.

5 posted on 08/09/2018 8:59:27 AM PDT by BitWielder1 (I'd rather have Unequal Wealth than Equal Poverty.)
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To: Trump20162020
Parenting in the current political climate isn't for the faint of heart.

Nor is it for preening, morally-confused but foolishly-self-righteous ignoramuses such as Jennifer Harvey.

6 posted on 08/09/2018 8:59:40 AM PDT by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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To: Trump20162020

I was raised to be racially sensitive. I really was. Both my parents were Liberal and active in Civil Rights in the 1960s. The whole “colorblind” thing and “content of their character” thing was a big deal in my house, and I really absorbed it very well.

Which is why I have no difficulty detecting the abhorrent anti-White hatred and racism which is redolent in crap pieces of “journalism” like this one.


7 posted on 08/09/2018 9:00:02 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (The MSM is in the business of creating a fake version of reality for political reasons.)
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To: Trump20162020

Everyone is hypersensitive.

This stuff just needs to stop, all minority privileges need to stop, the chips on their shoulders need to stop.

Minorities being racist towards whites because of their racist assumptions about whites, needs to stop.


8 posted on 08/09/2018 9:00:28 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man ( Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: rktman

Oh, and Jenny, not sure you know it but folks of Spanish descent are European. Yeah, we know Spain is closer to Africa than other European countries.


9 posted on 08/09/2018 9:01:13 AM PDT by rktman (Enlisted in the Navy in '67 to protect folks rights to strip my rights. WTH?)
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To: Trump20162020

White guilt is libtard socialist globalist propaganda.

Dont fall for it.

Around the world, whites are the only ones targeted by it and are the only ones allowing themselves to be destroyed because of it.


10 posted on 08/09/2018 9:02:01 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man ( Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Trump20162020

Skin tone is irrelevant, nostril size is the key. /sarc


11 posted on 08/09/2018 9:02:36 AM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn)
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To: MeanWestTexan
Sounds like they are raising white kids to hate themselves for being white.

So they'll be perfectly qualified to take jobs at ESPN.


12 posted on 08/09/2018 9:03:01 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: KC_Lion

Ping.


13 posted on 08/09/2018 9:03:17 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Trump20162020

Sorry, but anybody who uses a phrase like “racialized rhetoric” can not be taken seriously.


14 posted on 08/09/2018 9:05:11 AM PDT by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both.)
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To: MeanWestTexan

“And today children, to show the white children what it was like to grow up black in the South, we’re going to lynch a white child. Do I have any white students that volunteer?”

...as most of the white students raise their hands...


15 posted on 08/09/2018 9:06:13 AM PDT by moovova
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To: Trump20162020

My parents were from the Deep South, and being career Army, raised my siblings and me to be colorblind. It wasn’t until I entered the Navy in the early 70s during the Zumwalt/Black Power/Vietnam crap that I learned who are the real real racists in American society. Hint: It’s not whites.


16 posted on 08/09/2018 9:08:11 AM PDT by nickedknack
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To: Trump20162020

Fake “journalists” like Jennifer Harvey make everything about themselves, whom they fancy as the enlightened ones. They are so full of themselves, and I am so sick of them.


17 posted on 08/09/2018 9:08:20 AM PDT by Always A Marine ("When you strike at a king, you must kill him" - Ralph Waldo Emerson)
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To: ClearCase_guy

I was raised by parents who taught us that we are all God’s children & we do unto others.....Simple but it works.


18 posted on 08/09/2018 9:08:26 AM PDT by FES0844 (SGould the allow it. Hi call the shots. I’m sure Laura would have stayed Oman wn of America has bee)
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To: Trump20162020

I never raised kids to be ‘sensitive’ to any race or ethnic group. Rather to understand there are clearly cultural differences that don’t just evaporate when they step into a room.


19 posted on 08/09/2018 9:10:03 AM PDT by caww
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To: Trump20162020

How can they not be f*cking “racially sensitive”? From the moment when they can understand and read, they are bombarded with the message: “you white? you racisss.”

What they mean is completely bent over in abject submission, beating one’s heart, saying “mea culpa,” and begging for forgiveness for being white.


20 posted on 08/09/2018 9:10:34 AM PDT by I want the USA back (If free speech is taken away, dumb and silent we are led, like sheep to the slaughter: G Washington)
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