I think that one of my favorite things as a kid was right after a powwow my ma and I decided to go with her then fiance to an ice cream shop with some of our regalia and leathers still on. Out of nowhere a little girl comes out, points and yells:
“LOOK MOMMY! INDIANS!”
My ma without missing a beat turned around, pointed at her and screamed, “LOOK JEFF! A WHITE GIRL!”
And I think about that moment a lot.
So I guess shaming children in public is cool now? Indians is still a slur but how can you be proud of screaming at a little girl who just got excited and doesn’t even know what racism is???
If you looked at the tags of the original post, my mother did nothing of the sort.
Once it was done and over she led the family over and sat with them with a real long time and talked to them. She later invited the mortified family to a powwow which if I remember correctly they did come to.
Lessons happen in different ways, I just shared the funny side and left the rest of the story in the tags.