Racism, we’d like to believe, will eventually die out. Unfortunately, a century and a half after the abolition of slavery,and 50 years after the signing of the Civil Rights Act, racism is still very much alive and well.
The explanation is pretty simple. Racist parents pass it on to their children. Some children learn that racism is wrong, but there are unfortunately far too many who carry on the tradition.
Harmony Jones of Memphis, Tennessee is African-American. She invited all her friends to her 10th birthday party, but one of her friends, who happens to be white, didn’t make it. She wrote a note to Harmony that was nothing short of heartbreaking. It read:
“Maby [sic] I will not be able to come to your birthday sleepover, because my dad will not let me go because you are black. Not trying to be races [sic], but my mom let me go. Happy birthday!”
WREG in Memphis interviewed Harmony’s father, Christopher Jones, who was shocked by the note. “It angered me a little bit, it hurt me that my 10-year-old girl had to deal with this, and I myself never thought I would have to deal with this.”
He doesn’t blame the little girl, though.
Here’s the video:
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