Yesterday a second grader was upset because a fourth grader called him racist. And, it almost erupted into a fight.
Me: Why did you call him racist?
Fourth Grader: Because we were talking about a boy and instead of saying his name, he said, who the black boy?
Me: Well, what color is the boy? Is he black?
Fourth Grader: Yes, but he should have used his name!
Second Grader: But I didn’t know his name! I’m not racist!
Fourth Grader: I’m sorry for calling you racist.
Me: Can you guys just shake on it? It’s time to go home.
They shook hands.
Second Grader Father: What happened?
Second Grader: He called me racist. And I am not racist like Donald Trump! I just didn’t know the boy’s name. I’m really not racist like Donald Trump!!
Parent: Did you hear that Ms. Lilly? What are we supposed to say?