You’d think a note written by a kid in blue, green and pink marker would be have sweet, happy or funny words on it, but this letter was anything but that.
“Maybe I will not be able to come to your birthday sleepover, because my dad won’t let me go because you are black.”
Those words are from a handwritten letter that 10-year-old Harmony Jones from Memphis, Tennessee, received from a friend explaining why she couldn’t come to her birthday celebration, The Grio reports.
Harmony’s dad, Christopher Jones, was shocked and upset when he saw the letter.
“It angered me a little bit. It hurt me that my 10-year-old girl had to deal with this, and I myself never thought I would have to deal with this,” he told Wreg.com.
While dad doesn’t blame his daughter’s friend, we would completely understand if the guy were infuriated with the young girl’s father.
It’s the year 2015, people. Why are we still perpetuating racism? Shouldn’t we be teaching our kids to accept people for their differences?
This dad clearly has a few things to learn. Hope is not lost for his daughter, though, New York Daily News commenter Linda Camacho says.
“The little girl who wrote the note was apologizing to her friend and telling her why she couldn’t come was not exhibiting a mind filled with hatred and poison. She was sad that her dad wouldn’t let her go to the party, and seems to understand that it is for the wrong reasons.”
Even though the little girl was unable to attend her friend’s party, those who did attend had a blast. Harmony’s party was not ruined by the letter, Wreg.com reports.
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