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    1. We’ve been told for so long that “everyone is the same” that it makes it almost taboo to acknowledge differences. I think acknowledging differences is important – it’s the judgment that is or isn’t made based upon the differences. Thanks for stopping by!

  1. Never thought about racial tolerance that way, but so true when you really think about it. It’s about “teaching diversity” and the value of different cultures to our children.

    My boys are a bit young, but I know as they grow this will be an important issue to address, especially as a Latina married into a caucasian family, Great perspective!

    1. It can be a really difficult conversation to start! I’m putting together a printable with a lot of ways that parents can start the conversation!

  2. I love this. I used to do a lot of work around diversity and social justice and I still cringe whenever I hear/read the word tolerance. I used to challenge each group I worked with to replace the word tolerance with the word acceptance. Let’s accept other cultures are different. Let’s accept that other’s lifestyles look different than ours. And once we accept the differences we can learn from and celebrate each other.

  3. WOW! As a black mother to a bi-racial young man, this hit home. This is so true and I myself have never thought of it this way. We are not the same and kids do not just “get it”. Just as they are taught to hate others because of the color of their skin, they have to be taught to love for that very reason as well. Great read!

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