I have no viewpoint beyond my own.
I was raised In a blue collar, working class house where both of my parents held long time jobs. There were a lot of racial slurs, what are now derogatory labeling of different ethic groups. In my childhood it was common, everyday language. I could roll four ‘nicknames’ off my tongue right now. It was somewhere in elementary school, early 1970’s, when I became friends with a Japanese girl, that I realized this might be disrespectful.
When we know better we can do better.
And, I really thought I was doing better. We worked hard to raise our daughter to be what I thought of as color blind. To not label a person by their skin or ethnicity. To instead describe the person. To see the human. Learn about the country the Taiwanese friend came from.
It still seems like a good way to raise a child: see the person, embrace who they are. Martin Lurther King said “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.”
Our perspective, viewpoint, can can change when we are open to input. Do you think Dr. King’s dream is still relevant today?