Yesterday, my nephew came home very upset. I noticed that he didnt want to talk right then and there. He and my oldest son are alike in many ways. So after dinner, we all got into relax(bed) clothes and sat on floor to play monopoly. He was in a better mood then. We started talking about school and he got upset again. So I asked him if he wanted to talk. He said that a classmate called him white trash. We live in a hispanic community mostly. My kids and I are hispanic but ny nephew is not and there are very few his race at his school. He said that the teacher disiplined the child for making such a terrible comment. Yet I got no call from the teacher. Now my kids came from another school district where there all races but we moved her to be closer to my family because of husband deploying later. My kids never had to deal with issues like race at the old school. and since I was raised in the area we live in now, i never had to deal with racial remarks. I told my nephew that the color of our skin and hair is just that.....a color. it doesnt make us any different from others. but he shoud know that becasue he doesnt disrespect people because of race he is better than those who do. Now I dont really blame this child like i do his parents...he had to have learned it from them im sure. i told him that he was a big kid for not making a comment back to this child and instead telling the teacher. my nephew has a lot of issues with his mother and her drug ussage and the teacher knows. i told her that i was to be notified of any problems. should i call her and discuss this with her. these kinds of things can really hur a child and especially a child like my nephew who has seen a lot of crap in his 8 yrs of life.
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