The majority of American adults claim that even today, more than 150 years after the 13th Amendment ended slavery in the US, the legacy of slavery still affects black people in American society.
According to a Pew Research Center survey, four out of ten individuals believe that the country has not made enough progress toward racial equality, and there is doubt, mostly among black people, that black people will ever enjoy equal rights with white people.
However, racial inequality among young children is rare. Regardless of skin tone, children have a natural ability to form lifelong bonds. One popular video shows two young children hugging one other on the pavement.
This reveals that racial equality and inequality are topics that are taught to children. It is transmitted to the young. Otherwise, there wouldn’t be a difference since, well, having a difference doesn’t make sense. As a species, we are all one.
A photo that depicts these opinions is currently going viral for all the right reasons.
The child’s mother made the following inspiring post about it, and it is so obvious:
“If you know this woman, please tell her that she is great. I don’t know who she is. When we played at home the last time two weeks ago, Isaiah approached this woman. They were conversing as if they were already acquainted as he sat on her lap. It didn’t last longer than 20 minutes. However, she left immediately following halftime to meet up with her young daughter.
Let’s go back to tonight… Isaiah found her not long after we took our seats during the game. He approached her when she waved at him. I was foolish to assume that their interaction would be the same as it was the last time. Isaiah approached her directly, grinning, got onto her lap, and placed his head on her shoulder. She gave him a warm greeting. Like she had just given birth to him, this woman rocked and stroked Isaiah to sleep. It was so sweet!
She continued saying that she (and he) were fine when we asked if she wanted us to go fetch him. Other than those 20 minutes at a game two weeks ago, Isaiah and this woman have never met. I apologised to her tonight and said I didn’t see why he kept pestering her. He’s no hassle, she retorted, adding to stop saying that. He was her new pal, she claimed. She continued by saying that since she only had a 15-year-old child, moments like these are invaluable.
I’m relieved to see images like this given the current state of racial unrest because they demonstrate how little many individuals care about their skin colour. It doesn’t at all! We lose the simple pleasures of life when we argue over things like that. I regret not getting her name, but I will the following game because I know Isaiah will find her again. Despite not knowing her, I adore her!
Update: Her identity has been revealed. Mrs. Angela is who she is. She’s such a lovely woman, you guys! It’s amazing how God brings individuals together for various purposes.
When she learned that I had shared this picture for her, she wrote the following:
“All praise, honour, and glory be to God! I was overcome with emotion when I read the post that Star Balloon-Bradley published today. All of your wonderful sentiments have made me feel humbled. Isaiah is too cute beyond words! I pray that people would turn to Jesus in all of this and realise that His love is unfathomable, just as I wish to love and live my life. I’m not deserving, but He is! -Angela