Wednesday, March 9, 2011


One of my kids always knows what to say to throw any lesson off on a tangent.  While having a conversation with my 4th graders about the civil rights movement last month, we got onto the topic of sexism.

Me: You can't be discriminated because you are a man or a woman, a boy or a girl, just like someone can't discriminate against you because of the color of your skin.
Boy (Yells out): The Chinese are sexist, they kill little baby girls!
Caught off guard by the severity of his comment and also not wanting to get into a debate with a ten year old about the Chinese use of female infanticide...

          Me: So who has heard of Rosa Parks?

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