Math jokes aren’t funny nothing about math is funny math is a sin
I just overheard my mother telling the most amazing story to my younger brother.
So my mom went to a student teacher conference and she bumped into the mother of one of my brother’s friends. Let’s call my brother’s friend Nate. She told my mom how her family was watching a movie and there was a particular scene where the blacks were being horribly mistreated. She said Nate immediately left the room angry and sobbing. She went out to comfort him and what he said stunned her and left her in tears. He said, still sobbing,”I don’t like the way they were treating those black people. They didn’t even do anything wrong! My friend (he said my brother’s name) is black and I would never ever treat him like that! I can’t watch that movie, Mom! I can’t!” and he refused to go back inside. Nate is 10.My mom said right there and then she burst into tears.
This may seem silly to a few of you who haven’t fully experienced racism so let me explain. My siblings and I have attended predominately white schools our whole lives and have faced racist students, teachers, etc year after year. My parents, who are in the medical field, have had patients refuse to let them attend to them or fill their prescriptions because they are black. Some even telling them to go back to their country. I can’t tell you how many nights I cried myself to sleep hating who I was. Hating that I was different. Feeling ugly and unworthy compared to everyone around me. Hearing a 10 year old boy say those things means the world to me. Even I sobbed after hearing it, but they were happy tears. It has given me hope.
No matter how many ignorant people I’ve had to deal with, and horrible things I’ve been called, there are still good people out there. People who judge others by the content of their character not the color of their skin.
This moment has changed my life forever. Thanks Nate. <3
(sorry about all the grammar mistakes, I’m still emotional right now!)