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Posted: 01/19/2016 11:52 am EST Updated: 01/19/2016 11:59 am EST
When it comes to teaching our kids Civil Rights history, I’ve seemed to have done most of it so far. So I was amused when I overheard a conversation about MLK Day between my white husband and our 5-year-old biracial daughter.
He told her she needed to get ready for bed because she had school in the morning.
“No I don’t!” She insisted. “It’s Martin Looser King Day!”
“It’s what?” My husband asked trying to suppress a laugh.
My daughter paused for a moment while she struggled to get the name right. “Martin Luther King Day!”
“Oh, ok, and who was that?” My husband asked, wondering how much she understood.
“Martin Luther King Jr,” Our daughter replied, in a matter-of-fact tone.
“No, I mean what did he do,” he persisted.
Then our 5-year-old spatted off . . .
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