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Thu Feb 9, 2023, 03:02 PM Feb 2023

Since this is Black History month

I am going to tell you what I'm doing for my bi- racial granddaughter.

Her mother, my daughter, is white and her father is black. I want her to know both cultures she comes from. To me that is very important. Since this CRT has been in the news and a lot of books are being banned, I have been buying books and reading them on slavery. So far I have around 20 books and keep my eye out for whatever I can find on this subject. I also started collecting stories on native Americans and how disgraceful they were treated.

When my granddaughter is old enough to fully understand I will give her what I have collected so she understands what happened fully. And I will discuss the with her and what I have learned from them.

On my part of reading these books, I can faithfully say what I learned from them makes me ashamed of what this country did during that period of time and beyond. Please don't get me wrong, I love my country and the majority of people here are good people. We will always have bad apples so to speak but knowing what happened is to me the most important part.

Now I fully understand why some do not wanf CRT taught. The TRUTH hurts!

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Since this is Black History month (Original Post) Butterflylady Feb 2023 OP
Your a good grandfather. You cannot change history but many will republianmushroom Feb 2023 #1
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