Young Girl Tells Friend She Can't Attend Her Birthday Party Because She Is Black

Unfortunately, racism is still very common in many parts of the US, and the consequences can be heart-wrenching.

A sweet girl in Memphis wrote a heart-breaking letter to a school friend, telling her that her dad would not let her come to the birthday party because the birthday girl is African-American.

The letter says: “Maybe I will not be able to go to your birthday sleepover because my dad will not let me go because you are black.”

Note that the birthday sleepover was for her black school friend Harmony Jones. Harmony’s father, Christopher Jones, was stunned by 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,” Jones commented. But he also noted he doesn’t blame his daughter’s friend.

“I guess us as parents need to be more aware and conscious about what we teach our children,” Jones pointed out.

Civil rights activist Lasimba Gray explained to a local Memphis TV station that the situation can hopefully turn into a teaching experience.

Gray called it “regrettable” because it shows that a parent has taught their child it’s OK to judge someone just on the color of their skin.

“When parents run across racism that’s a good moment to teach tolerance but more than that to teach understanding to appreciate each other and celebrate our diversity,” Gray continued.

Source: WREG-TV
Photos: YouTube

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