Ice Cream with Racism on Top


In this morning’s breakfast discussion I learned that a boy who had been expelled from school last year told my boys ‘I hate black people and I love white people‘ as they walked to get ice cream at our local DQ. Huh? Why had he chosen to call out the colour of their skin? Have we really not progress so that our kids can escape racism and discrimination?

After getting their ice cream and heading out the door, both Ty and Jayden heard him say ‘hey black kids, you guys walk out first before the white kids‘.

Yes, my kids had been a target of racism in our own community. Not only did this kid expose my boys to discrimination in their own neighbourhood, which is supposed to be safe for them, they actually made my Jayden dislike his own skin colour.


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