black like me

when my granddaughter milli

painted her doll’s face black

we all yelled at her for it;

now, after thinking about it

she’s the only black child

in our entire community

now i understand

dammit

now i understand

 

–photo by me

25 thoughts on “black like me

  1. Sometimes children teach us wisdom and understanding. Hugs to Milli. My daughter played with two dolls almost her size as a toddler. One was black and one was white, both inherited from her great grandmother. I only wish I’d had dolls for her of every skin colour on Earth. Also, blue, green, orange…

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      1. Thanks Michael. I can be silly and foolish too. Whatever wisdom I have gathered is because I’m learning too. We’re all evolving in our understandings. 😘✨

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