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my kid thinks he's white

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5y, 5m agoPosted 5 years, 5 months ago
srs....he is 4..... my 7 yr old when younger thought he was white as well.

womder at what point they look in the mirror and think 'hang on a sec'
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5y, 5m agoPosted 5 years, 5 months ago
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#1
In what respect does he think he's white?
#2
his skin colour.
we were watching kerwhizz
http://node2.bbcimg.co.uk/iplayer/images/episode/b00zf9fd_640_360.jpg
and i boo the yellow and blue team and cheer for the pink one and he was like, are u booing her cos she is brown and i was like...woah no way ....u do know u are brown right and he's like NOOOOOOO im peach! we are asians but he's very light but still was weird/funny how adamant he was that he wasnt brown!
#3
He doesn't look like this does he?

[snip by DBA]

Just kidding - so long as he is happy that's all that counts :)
#4
sickly sweet
He doesn't look like this does he?

[snip by DBA]

Just kidding - so long as he is happy that's all that counts :)

haha......the 'peach' in him was strong.
#5
magicbeans
we are asians but he's very light but still was weird/funny how adamant he was that he wasnt brown!

Hence Hey Kitty brandishing the Kalashnikov for Jihad purposes?
1 Like #6
Surely thats a good thing though ,as they dont see themselves as any different to others around .
#7
Hello Kitty is militant kitty
1 Like #8
shopstilldrops
Surely thats a good thing though ,as they dont see themselves as any different to others around .

guess that makes sense....kids dont really see people as fat or thin either do they. wise words shops
#9
magicbeans
his skin colour.
we were watching kerwhizz
http://node2.bbcimg.co.uk/iplayer/images/episode/b00zf9fd_640_360.jpg
and i boo the yellow and blue team and cheer for the pink one and he was like, are u booing her cos she is brown and i was like...woah no way ....u do know u are brown right and he's like NOOOOOOO im peach! we are asians but he's very light but still was weird/funny how adamant he was that he wasnt brown!


Awwwwwww, bless him!
#10
so does he think he's white or peach and now you have convinced him he's a brown kerwhizz lol
#11
peach is how he describes white kids in his class.....

lols a brown kerwhizz.....shes annoying.
2 Likes #12
it's just a phase. i remember when i was little i thought i was white............of course it turns out i actually AM white but that's neither here nor there 8)
#13
hypnoticstate
it's just a phase. i remember when i was little i thought i was white............of course it turns out i actually AM white but that's neither here nor there 8)

i lold
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womder at what point they look in the mirror and think 'hang on a sec'

Probably when he's a bit older and realises the older he gets the more other kids react differently to him because of the colour of his skin. Sad thing is - none of us are born with any racial prejudices - so as small kids we are all friends - but we learn racial prejudices from our elders. So, us elders, who detest any form of racial prejudices need to enforce that with our kids and hopefully in many many years to come even adults can look at each other and not see 'the colour of the skin' and only the person.
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WOW AW hardcore prolific post there. Very true....u see it in all forms...boys will play with girls as their equals as well, kids wont care how rich or poor another kid is....
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magicbeans
WOW AW hardcore prolific post there. Very true....u see it in all forms...boys will play with girls as their equals as well, kids wont care how rich or poor another kid is....

It aint just parents either MB. It's the media - pick up a paper, turn on the news, listen to the radio (although the radio is probably way more balanced as it involves listner input / debate). And the small minded parents who believe the crap in the media then pass it all on to their kids.

Of course 'political correctness' (ie taking things stupidly too far to the other side of the coin) causes problems too, but these things get blown out of all proportion in the media. Every Christmas there's dozens of stories about XYZ being cancelled due to ABC. Yet, I am still to meet a single Muslim (for example) who is offended by Christmas decorations / celebrations / festivities. It's all crap - designed to reinforce an animosity by those who are served by an animosity between different races / religions.

Rant over (for now).
#17
wait magicbeans... what colour is your kid??
#18
LOL at the OP (Post-not poster) xD
6 Likes #19
my son yesterday told me he wanted to be a rasta and eat rice and pea's for dinner (after watching rasta mouse)
[mod] 4 Likes #20
You sure he thinks he's white??.............maybe it's you that thinks you're asian!! :p
#21
I always remember when my daughter was about 18 months. Her god father who is black ( no sure the correct way of saying ) Sat with her on his lap. She turned around and said " you are brown, why?" I was mortified, but realised she was just being curious.

I think its great that your son see's himself like the rest of the children, Shows he has no fears over the different tone of skin colour :)
banned#22
Buy him some Chris Brown CDs - or get him to watch THIS (awesome film!)

Edited By: JonnyTwoToes on Jun 12, 2011 08:06
#23
If my child asked me that question it would occur to me that something had happened that had started them thinking about the issue already. I would also wonder why they were so insisting they are white. I would approach this with gentle questions to try and understand the thinking before asserting my view.

I think it is extremely important for any black child to know who they are and where they come from. Done in a positive way relating to their heritage and family. However it will also go some way in arming them when the inevitable happens and they come face to face with racism.

bottom line is race is a social construct that makes no real sense. Children instinctively see that and it therefore confuses them greatly.
banned#24
Plum
If my child asked me that question it would occur to me that something had happened that had started them thinking about the issue already. I would also wonder why they were so insisting they are white. I would approach this with gentle questions to try and understand the thinking before asserting my view.

I think it is extremely important for any black child to know who they are and where they come from. Done in a positive way relating to their heritage and family. However it will also go some way in arming them when the inevitable happens and they come face to face with racism.

bottom line is race is a social construct that makes no real sense. Children instinctively see that and it therefore confuses them greatly.


What a load of crap. Race is certainly not a social construct. Race, like culture, is part of who we are and is born to us through our genes. To ignore our history of our race is disrespectful to the millions who we follow in the footsteps of.


Edited By: JonnyTwoToes on Jun 12, 2011 08:14
#25
JonnyTwoToes

What a load of crap. Race is certainly not a social construct. Race, like culture, is part of who we are and is born to us through our genes. To ignore our history of our race is disrespectful to the millions who we follow in the footsteps of.


No need to be rude JTT, after all your rant loses all credibility when you think Chris Brown is the ideal role model for a young Asian boy.

Your right Race is like culture - a social construct.

As for our genes they are irrelevant. There is absolutely no scientific basis for the idea of different races.



Edited By: Plum on Jun 12, 2011 08:23
banned#26
Plum

No need to be rude JTT, after all your rant loses all credibility when you think Chris Brown is the ideal role model for a young Asian boy.

Your right Race is like culture - a social construct.

As for our genes they are irrelevant. There is absolutely no scientific basis for the idea of different races.


I'm not being rude. Just saying your notion that race is a social construct is wrong. And the fact you think I offered the Chris Brown CDs a as serious suggestion is even more bizzare.


Edited By: JonnyTwoToes on Jun 12, 2011 08:26
banned#27
Reminds me of an old joke.......

Winston come home from school one day and decides he's gonna be a White boy. His brother comes home and he tells him. His brother beats him up and tells him he's being a jerk. His mother comes home and he gets sent to his room and told "you just wait 'till your dad gets home".

His dad arrives and he tells him. His dad gets angry and sees it as some kind of rejection. He gives the boy a sore bum (no homo) and leaves him sobbing.

The boy decides he's gonna leave home. "But why?" the mum asks. The boy replies "I've only been a White boy for a day, but boy do I hate you black *******."

MB have you've recently moved haven't you? Is it a more predominantly White area? That could be the reason. Other than that, I dunno. I doubt he he's experienced anything negative or he actually would have said. (kids don't tend to bottle things up - but do sometimes I guess!)

But anyway...... And especially you MB.... How you gonna react if he comes home and tells you he's gay! X)
#28
If he's really light maybe he genuinely doesn't see the difference? My 4yo is adamant that she is golden - golden hair not blonde and golden skin. She came home upset at one point as the teacher had disputed it (she is kinda golden to be fair to her - a quarter Greek and tans quickly) so I'd just go with the flow.
#29
zannaz82
If he's really light maybe he genuinely doesn't see the difference? My 4yo is adamant that she is golden - golden hair not blonde and golden skin. She came home upset at one point as the teacher had disputed it (she is kinda golden to be fair to her - a quarter Greek and tans quickly) so I'd just go with the flow.

Trouble with this approach in my opinion is that when racism does reared it's head if your child is "passing as white" they could be either party to or included in it to some degree against another black child. Then when they realise later what occurred and the implications they will be left with a lot of guilt and confusion and pain.


JonnyTwoToes

I'm not being rude. Just saying your notion that race is a social construct is wrong. And the fact you think I offered the Chris Brown CDs a as serious suggestion is even more bizzare.


Jokes like serious views are based on a cultural understanding. What I am saying is your choice fell short on either count.


Edited By: Plum on Jun 12, 2011 08:53
#30
zan 'golden' is so cute!!!

to be fair guys im not overly stressing....just made me smile when he said it. we havent moved guv, pulled out in the end and gonna sit tight and clear some mortgage..sensible hats on!!

he will realise when he is older in his own time, he does loadsa cultural stuff as well but the fact is, like AW says...kids just dont realise/care overly. innoccence
banned#31
Can't blame your child. I'd want to be white if I wasn't already.

Edited By: master_chief on Jun 12, 2011 10:04
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master_chief
Can't blame you're child. I'd want to be white if I wasn't already.


lolz....nah i'll pass.....its easier to get seats on the underground when i carry a backpack
banned#33
magicbeans
master_chief
Can't blame you're child. I'd want to be white if I wasn't already.


lolz....nah i'll pass.....its easier to get seats on the underground when i carry a backpack



lulz...... true dat! ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

You didnt say.... but has he mentioned the G word yet?
#34
G word?
banned#35
magicbeans
G word?


You know.... the (strong homo) word! X)
#36
haha!! that was his first word. made me so proud :p
banned#37
guv
magicbeans
G word?


You know.... the (strong homo) word! X)


G word? Strong homo? Oh, you mean 'Guv'?
banned#38
magicbeans
haha!! that was his first word. made me so proud :p


Wasn't it embarassing when you were out shopping and he points to your husband and says "gay"?

(brb earning £250 from you've been framed!)
banned#39
magicbeans
WOW AW hardcore prolific post there. Very true....u see it in all forms...boys will play with girls as their equals as well, kids wont care how rich or poor another kid is....


no way, I used to hate girls after I got told off for kissing one on my first day at schooll :( the care taker called me a rapist!
banned 1 Like #40
lumoruk
magicbeans
WOW AW hardcore prolific post there. Very true....u see it in all forms...boys will play with girls as their equals as well, kids wont care how rich or poor another kid is....


no way, I used to hate girls after I got told off for kissing one on my first day at schooll :( the care taker called me a rapist!


Was he a clairvoyant?

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