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Bill Quick

Teaching tolerance: How white parents should talk to their kids about race.

Last summer, my family moved from Brooklyn to a small town in the Hudson Valley. We love our new life, but one thing about the community is not so great: It’s predominantly white. What will it mean in the long run if my white children don’t see and befriend people who come from different racial backgrounds? And are there steps I can take to instill racial sensitivity and acceptance in my kids despite the fact that they’re growing up in an ethnic bubble?

Okay, this is Slate and not the much more execrable Salon, but still:  The overpowering stench of bullshit emanating from this article is well nigh unbearable.

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Bill Quick

About Bill Quick

I am a small-l libertarian. My primary concern is to increase individual liberty as much as possible in the face of statist efforts to restrict it from both the right and the left. If I had to sum up my beliefs as concisely as possible, I would say, "Stay out of my wallet and my bedroom," "your liberty stops at my nose," and "don't tread on me." I will believe that things are taking a turn for the better in America when married gays are able to, and do, maintain large arsenals of automatic weapons, and tax collectors are, and do, not.


Just…Stow It — 3 Comments

  1. Well, the answer to his question is of course “yes.” Why not do a reverse weekend strategy? Many of us sensitive upper-crust folk in NYC have a house in the country, usually in places like the writer describes, where minorities are in short supply. How about renting an apartment in a crackhouse in New York, and spending the weekends there? Or, better still, just living on the streets around Lenox Ave. and 138th street? If that’s not quite authentic enough, and doesn’t provide sufficient contact with the diverse element, there’s always the alternative of sending the family for summer vacation doing some time at a minimum security prison.