I remember when my son was in elementary school. My wife and I wanted to throw my son a surprise party for his birthday. We used a movie as a ruse to take my son and a couple of his friends to the movie so that he would think that it was all we were doing for his birthday.
One of the kids who went with us was his good friend, smart, intelligent, witty and loving. He was also by Liberal standards, “black”. I never thought about his skin color. He was just another friend to my son. He was just another child. He went with us to the movies fully knowing that it was all a setup for the party that was to follow. He was afraid in the movie so he clung to me. I didn’t mind, he was a great kid and a good friend to my son. I was sort of glad actually that I was a comfort to him. He would grab my arm whenever a scary part would come up on the screen. I would whisper to him that it was alright and that I was right beside him.
The truth is that I would have protected him just like any of my son’s friends. The truth is that his skin color made no difference to me. The truth is that I would have given my life for my son or any of his friends because, that is what a parent does. His “race”, financial standing, wealth, skin color or religion made no difference to my son nor me.
After the movie I drove my son and his friends to the place where the party was. We had cake and ice cream as we celebrated my son’s birthday. I don't even remember what gifts his friends brought as that wasn’t the reason for the party. I was proud of my son and I was proud of his friends. To the best of my knowledge, all had a fun time. I was glad that he had friends and I was glad that my son didn’t look at skin color in determining worth. He was raised correctly.
While there are people who claim one thing while doing completely the opposite, the average American doesn't categorize people by skin color. The Liberals on the other hand, do. They are so busy trying to show that they aren't bigoted, that their racism and bigotry are quite evident; blatant even. My son had friends who were good friends not because of the color of their skin, not because he was attempting to prove something and not because of who they were. My son befriended kids who were good friends to him.
Needless to say, the movie or more importantly, his friends, made a big impression on me. I have fond memories of watching four small boys in a "scary" movie eating p0pcorn and just enjoying themselves. I have fond memories of that day and the surprise on my son's face. Dr. Martin Luther King said that people should be judged by the content of their character rather than the color of their skin, I absolutely agree!