Julie's Mom•Logic: When I talked to my son about Martin Luther King Jr., I couldn't believe the question he asked me!
"The other day, I was talking to my 6-year-old son about Martin Luther King Day. First, I asked if he knew who Martin Luther King, Jr. was. "He's the guy who saw signs saying 'No Blacks' in parks, so he gave a speech, and now those signs aren't there anymore," he said. "And if someone put up one of those signs, they'd get arrested." Not bad for a first grader. As I nodded in approval, he said, "Mommy, am I white?" I, like many parents, feel a little weird talking about race—like, are we supposed to be talking about this? I nodded uneasily. Then he looked at me and said, "Mommy, are you black?" I bust out laughing, since my light skin is about as lily-white as you can get. I love that my son doesn't know the difference between white and black. I wish we were all colorblind. Once again, I've learned a life lesson from him."