Look, I understand that this tradition needs to go. I am really sorry if it hurts people’s feelings. I even understand some of the Native American community equates this with blackface. (The school calls them Indians too. Not even American Indians. Ack.) Not cool. So should I not have let him participate? And, be the only one in his entire school who does not get to sing his little songs and be in the feast?
Keep in mind that I WORK at the school in question! And it is a great preschool. And, I LOVE working there.
He plays dress up every single day, why would he not dress as a Native American? It is not like they painted his face red or anything!
Plus, see how cute?
And it really is about being thankful to God, and teaching the kids to acknowledge their blessings. And the preschool does that very well.
So this was his last year, next year it will be off to Kindergarten. I think he will get a Pilgrim hat then. Now his ancestors REALLY were Pilgrims (on the Mayflower and everything!) so I know no one can get upset about that. Right?Filed under Boy is my face red, NaBloPoMo, Parenting for Dummies, Soap box | Comments (2)