Overheard… “the Ghetto”

BH:  What’s a ghetto?

Taylor:  It’s an area in a city where poor people live.”

BH: “But doesn’t it have something to do with ‘The Blacks?'”

Taylor:  “No”

BH:  “Are you sure?  Because I thought it had something to do with ‘The Blacks?'” 

Taylor: “You are so dumb”

Should I be glad that my child knows what a ghetto is?  I am at least grateful that he doesn’t equate it with race, unlike his friend. I wonder if BH had an African American friend if he would still be using the term “The Blacks?” 

 

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