Indiana Democratic representative accuses 18-month-old baby of racism

“He looked at me like I was a monster and turned around and cried,” Ms. Summer said, the newspaper reported. “And I told him you need to introduce your child to some people that are dark-skinned so he will not be scared.”

Mr. McMillin said Ms. Summers‘ comment was “unfortunate.”

via Indiana Democratic representative accuses 18-month-old baby of racism.

This is why “proof of racism” will always  be around.  News flash: sometimes kids just don’t like folks.   Usually the real identifiable cause is getting into their personal space.

And the folks who think that a kid’s personal space is measured in inches tend to be really clueless about how much they’re upsetting the kid who measures it in arm-lengths.  Stressed kids tend to want even more personal space, too.

But  nooooo, it’s got to be her skin color.  If it could be shoe-horned in, it must be.

I wonder… did she consider the really obvious thing, her glasses?  A search for Rep McMillin doesn’t show him wearing glasses.  My son was probably six months old before he was close to an adult who didn’t have glasses, and he started crying.

Princess cried about bald people with beards.  (Which is apparently fairly common, that uncle pointed out that as far as she could see, his head was on upside down.)

Duchess is three and still freaks out about a set vocal range.  Unfortunately, it’s the one that tends to be used by “Oh, children love me!” type over-helpful folks when speaking to a small child.  Not just the sing-song higher pitched one– I do that, too, she doesn’t mind much–  but there’s a sort of tone… nearest I can think of is how your voice sounds when you’re really angry at a freaking out animal, but are trying to calm it down.  It’s part of why I don’t try to talk to her too much when she’s having a fit, it just spins her up more.

Or maybe she’s just a nasty witch who looks for opportunities to insult people and is willing to use children to do it.

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One thought on “Indiana Democratic representative accuses 18-month-old baby of racism”

  1. Okay, that’s just plain stupid. Seven-month-old distinguishes very easily between Daddy and two gentlemen just as black at church who would really like to hold her and whom she has seen every Sunday of her life. Is. Not. Okay. Mommmeeeee! Babies know their people.

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