Strawberry Letter

Hate Comes In Small Packages

Dear Steve and Shirley, I’m a 62 year old African American grandmother and this past weekend, I took my 5 year old grand daughter, who I call “Baby Girl,” to a playground in LA, because the weather was so beautiful. I kept a close eye on my baby girl, and I noticed troubling body language between her and a little blonde girl. Moments later, my baby girl dropped down on all fours and started crawling like a dog in the sand, as three other white children laughed at her. I rushed over to them and the children ran off. The look on my grandchild’s face hurt my heart and I could tell she was being bullied, but didn’t realize it. She told me that she was fine and I let her continue to play………
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