Racist NY Times Op-Ed Asks: Can My Children Be Friends With White People?

The New York Times has published an op-ed by Ekow N. Yankah, a professor, who clearly has some issues. She contemplates whether or not her children can be friends with white people.

Take a look at this:

Can My Children Be Friends With White People?

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My oldest son, wrestling with a 4-year-old’s happy struggles, is trying to clarify how many people can be his best friend. “My best friends are you and Mama and my brother and …” But even a child’s joy is not immune to this ominous political period. This summer’s images of violence in Charlottesville, Va., prompted an array of questions. “Some people hate others because they are different,” I offer, lamely. A childish but distinct panic enters his voice. “But I’m not different.”

It is impossible to convey the mixture of heartbreak and fear I feel for him. Donald Trump’s election has made it clear that I will teach my boys the lesson generations old, one that I for the most part nearly escaped. I will teach them to be cautious, I will teach them suspicion, and I will teach them distrust. Much sooner than I thought I would, I will have to discuss with my boys whether they can truly be friends with white people.

Which is more amazing, the fact that this was written or the fact that a paper published it?

 

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