Help! I just recently enrolled my beautiful 4-year old daughter in a preschool program at the beginning of July. I had been friends with some of the parents since we moved to this area, and that is why I chose this school. Because of my experience so far in this area, I didn’t question whether the other children enrolled would be white. I was shocked and disturbed to find within this first week that no less then 3 of my daughters classmates are black! There are two boys who are very apparently dark and then a girl whose mother is white, but I assume her father must be black. So far I have limited my interactions with these parents because I do not want my daughter to think this is acceptable. I think of myself as a protective parent who wants the best education for their child. I am not only afraid that she will receive an inferior education in this situation, but I am afraid of her interactions with these kids. I don’t think she is quite old enough to understand who it is appropriate to interact with and maybe this will be confusing for her.
I’m trying to decide what my best options are! If I remove her or switch schools, are there good ways of checking on a classroom’s racial make-up beforehand? What do you perceive as the potential risks of staying? What are my best options?! I want the best for my white daughter.
nomulticultural, Stormfront 35 Comments
[7/12/2008 3:38:15 PM]
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