Miss America's Poignant Pearl of the Week
On discussing where she and her family will be moving after school is out in May:
Miss America: "I don't want to move where any black weirdos are."
TG is appalled and quickly admonishes her. "We don't talk like that around here."
Miss America: "But, Mommy, I don't like black weirdos. I like it here."
TG continues to explain passionately about insensitivity and bias. Racial equality is something our family believes in steadfastly, and we tolerate nothing less in our house.
Miss America is distraught now. She tears up and says, "But, Mommy, they might crawl on me and bite me."
Sometimes you just need a translator.