Monday, January 17, 2011

For Martin Luther King's Birthday

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I think this is what Dr. King was fighting for. That a little white girl and a little black girl could come together, and completely butcher the lyrics to "We Shall Over come". Without anyone on the bus even caring.

Actually, I think that's exactly what he had in mind. This is Lucy and her best friend in the whole world, Nakamae. I didn't set this up. It was all them.

xo YM

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8 comments:

Warner (aka ntsc) said...

And I never met a black until I was in college.

Lilly white protestant town.

Jennie said...

What a lovely tribute to the day. For all the evil's we believe our girls face today, there is so much for which they have to be thankful. The chance to save yet more piece of their innocence is one of them.

I remember when I was pregnant with Virginia, Isabella asked me what color she would be. I stopped dead in my tracks, then realized in her 4 year old world, where one of her best friends was black, the color of one's skin knew no boundaries. Sure, we joked and said purple, but that question of her's still warms my heart to this day.

Janis said...

I was fortunate to raise my kids in California in a place that race was never even thought about because it didnt matter. I love this post.

Barbara | VinoLuciStyle said...

How sweet it really is Kim to see this overt example of how far we've come. But to not forget we have a long way to go too.

Until she moved a couple of years ago, my best friend in my almost entirely white neighborhood was black.

I was shocked at the insults she had to endure from cars driving by their home and it opened my eyes to the fact that what I thought looked equal was far from it from her perspective.

There is hope when I see two young girls who haven't had to work on it...their friendship just is.

ittybittyfoodies said...

That is too cute. I love this post. i'm very lucky that I grew up in Oz where race wasn't an issue. I look at our peers now and their kids and i have to say that most of them are of mixed racial backgrounds. It's awesome.

rita said...

Beautiful post! I attended St. Joseph's school for a few early years in the Bronx. We had black kids and we had white kids. No one gave it a second thought - totally unaware of any predjudice. I'm still incredulous at the thought of actually judging another human being by skin color.

Do you remember Nona Bailey Kim? the home economics teacher up here and one of the nicest ladies I've ever known. Every Summer we'd get together for "friends day" at the Saratoga Racetrack & she always went with us. She died a few years ago and everyone still misses her.

Maria said...

I watched this and one of my 3 year olds came over and said, "What dey singing?"
Me: We shall overcome.
James: Only girls can sing it?

I had to go to youtube and find Morehouse College glee club performing it because they really wanted to make sure boys could sing it too.
:-)

Maria said...

I watched this and one of my 3 year olds came over and said, "What dey singing?"
Me: We shall overcome.
James: Only girls can sing it?

I had to go to youtube and find Morehouse College glee club performing it because they really wanted to make sure boys could sing it too.
:-)