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When You Can’t Handle the Hate

by in:Courage


The four of us nestled under one fluffy blanket to watch Selma. My daughter and son were in the 5th and 2nd grades respectively and part of me struggled with the notion that their hearts might be too young and tender to wrestle with the ugliness of racism. But I needed them to know the reality of the world we live in and the role they can play in creating a better future. Less than thirty minutes after the movie began, my sobbing girl stood up and with trembling voice said, “Mommy, I’m sorry. I know this is important, but can I please go to my room? It’s too much for me. I can’t . . . I ...

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