Happy Martin Luther King's Day
Here's to hoping that some real progress is made on the remaining issues in race relations.
Ironically, today I was showing my father-in-law the class composite photo from Noora's 1st grade. I was pointing out her best friends in the class and one of the pictures didn't really look like the girl very much.
"Is that really Adriana? It's doesn't look at bit like Adriana," I said to Noora.
"No," she said, "Adriana is up here."
And she was -- with the name Jaylin under her photo. Then I started looking at the other pictures. 7-8 of the little black girls in the class were mixed up with each other. The wrong names had been put under their pictures. None of the little blond boys with crew cuts were mixed up, of course, just the black kids. Talk about outrageous. I wonder if we'll get a replacement with the correct names going with the faces. Somehow I doubt it.
That photo certainly would make it tough in 35 years when they have one of those, can you guess who all these kids grew up to be. The jokes on you -- even if you guess right, the picture is wrong!
This was definately one of those warped galaxy moments -- really warped!