Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Hate

After almost 5 years of living on post I remember why I didn't let the girls play with the other kids for the first 4.

There is a new family that moved in next door and the lady is a single mom with three kids by three different fathers. Her deadbeat brother lives with her and is a drunk and spends all his money at the bars and this is just what the kids told me!

Anyway, Em and Abs got in a fight with the middle kid over there about something--typical kid stuff. What came out of Tiana's mouth thought was not typical by any means and could only be learned at home. She told Em and Abs that they were stupid because they were white. She went on to make more comments but all of them ended up with her referring back to their skin color. I was livid. If my kids had said anything like that to her kids, I am sure that everyone would be up in arms. Em was devestated about it since she is not like that at all, and Abs was mad.

Yesterday I heard yelling and went outside and Tiana was throwing rocks at my kids (not the first time) and I guess it was too much for Em and Abs and they threw a rock back. Of course I immediately sent them inside and they were in trouble. I went over to Tiana's mom's house and realized after about 20 seconds that the apple doesn't fall far from the tree. The lady is totally ignorant. She basically said that my girls got what they deserved and what her daughter says is true about them being white and stupid. The neighbor across the street came over to tell me that he saw the girls throw a rock at her daughter and I told him I saw it too and they were going to be punished for it, but that they were attacked first by this little brat. He of course said that she was just a kid (same age as Abs) and she wasn't at fault for that reason even though he did see that little brat throw rocks several times at my kids.

I am still pissed. The girls are grounded for now but they won't be playing outside again unless we are away from this place. I am so ready to move away from this hell hole.

8 comments:

Uncle Dan said...

I'm with you and your kids, ABW.

Anonymous said...

Hate is ugly in any form.

TripleE said...

That's just...horrible.
Sorry to hear that you are surrounded by ignorant, hateful people. Hopefully your children will learn from this experience, and not stoop to their level again.
I'll be keeping you in my prayers.
:)

bill said...

Good god. That was awful. It would have killed me if my daughter had been involved. Your reaction was exactly right (not that you need my input on THAT).

C. R. Morris said...

Oh for goodness sake! I'm all for letting kids "fight it out" considering they'll be friends five minutes later. This, however, is totally out of control. I know how you feel...I got to the point before that I didn't want my kids leaving the house. It's sad when kids have to be prisoners because other parents lack the skills they need to raise what they've given birth to. I hope things get better and that you can move soon. I'm beyond surprised at the neighbor! Can he not see? Is he blind? I mean, come on! I would think that anyone could see a giant cloud in a field of flowers. As for skin color, blah! I hate that... skin is skin is skin and it comes in many colors that we should all appreciated. Again, I'm so sorry! Many prayers that you can move soon or hey! Maybe they'll get tired of how "stupid" you are and move back with their own scholars. @@ Pardon my extremely long comment...I just know how it feels! ARGH!

Anonymous said...

That is horrible!! If your children had said these children were stupid for being black, I'm sure there would have been a huge uproar over that! I have found that racism is MORE prominent in blacks against whites that whites against blacks. Which proves their "lack of education" by their own fault, as this country has so many organizations for "blacks only", but you won't find an organization for "whites only" that is recognized by our Federal Government. Ignorance and lack of knowledge seems to run deep within that environment, and it's a pathetic shame they're teaching their own children to be racist!!

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry they had to experience that. I'm sorry for anyone, man, woman or child that has to experience that type of garbage.

Brandi said...

Wow! I've been reading through your archives lately as my fiance just enlisted so I am checking out over other wives and girlfriends so that I will get a heads-up on what Army life is like. Knowing that you live on post and that you get neighbors like that ... I'm a little worried about my daughters, LOL ...

I will keep reading and I hope that I find that things got better ... Can't wait to get to the "finish" and know that I'm all caught up.