Heard something GLORIOUS yesterday

A kid on a cell phone, couldn’t have been more than 7 but not real young either, keeps saying “huh? What’s THAT?” then asks her mom “Mommy, whats a ‘nigger'”? I thought I would not live long enough to ever hear such a thing. An American child, race indeterminable, who knows, she was darker skinned even than me, asking her mom to define that Hateful Word. I had rehearsed before for what I would say if anybody ever asked me that, not much expecting it, “well, child, it’s a stupid word made up to make other people feel bad”. I didn’t have to say it to her. Raising a child is the momma’s duty, and bless my soul that child was Raised Properly. 7 years old and hadn’t had that Hateful Ignorant Word stamped onto her vocabulary. This is a thing of Historic Beauty, a turning point maybe. I hope it isn’t too late.

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Brother Jonah

About Brother Jonah

Recovering Texan. Christian while and at the same time Anarchist. (like Tolstoy only without the beard, for now) Constantly on the lookout for things which have relevance to things I already know. Autistic. Proud to be Ex- air force. Out of the killing machine for 27 years 4 months and 5 days woohoo!

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