Monday, January 16, 2012

Proud to Be Colorful

Our little family is proud to be colorful.

As we celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, I feel overwhelmed with gratitude to those who stood (and continue to stand) for equality.  Many risked their lives and some were murdered for their beliefs.  It wasn't long ago, and it happened in our country of freedom.  The actions and sacrifices of those brave activists have enabled our family to live MLK's dream.

Personally, I think we'll know our country has overcome it's race issues when the mall Santa isn't always white and no one thinks it's a big deal.  I hope that happens in my lifetime.

PS:  For information on how to talk to your children about race, I recommend Nurture Shock: New Thinking About Children by Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman.  Chapter 3, Why White Parents Don't Talk About Race, is fascinating and may be surprising to many parents.
PPS:  Thanks to my baby girl for lending me her dolls for this photo.


  1. Aunt Minnie,
    Thank you for your comment! Your ultra-private nephew and I decided not to put Baby Girl's name or face on my blog for her safety. So I deleted your comment and pasted it below- just removing her name. Thanks again for your comment. It means a lot to me.

    Minnie Kelsey-Bridges Jan 16, 2012 12:34 PM
    Great, Kathianne! One thing I know for sure is that Baby Girl will be a well rounded and well informed child with you and Brian raising her! P.S. love the doll collection!

  2. Anonymous7:42 AM CST

    Love the photo (and the blog part about the mall Santa too)! And thanks for your earlier recommendation of Nurture Shock. I have already started using the ideas about race teaching, which are contrary to traditional thought. -M

  3. Anonymous12:32 PM CST

    Great Post! Lots of love to you and the little one.