I was talking to my co-volunteer today about our adoption. I had previously asked if she had any book recommendations for me. I am fairly ignorant about the history of the black community in Nova Scotia and she is just now embracing and learning about her black history. So she had a couple of suggestions for me but also interesting coversation.
Her: I have been talking to my friends about you.
Her: Yes, we think you are courageous.
Me: About the adoption?
Her: Yes. We all think Haiti is rough.
Me: Really? In what way?
Lengthy discussion about black men. Nature vs. nurture. Education sucking the soul out of creative sensitive children of all races. The importance of love and compassion towards all.
I'm still not sure what she meant about Haiti being rough but then she continued.
Her: Do you want to know what black women think when they see a white woman with a black child?
Me: Yes. (thinking she's going to mention hair)
Her: We don't like it. But we'll talk more later. Call me.
Anyway, we'll talk more later because she really is a sweet lady and I think she now wants to help me understand, and racial injustice/ disharmony is very heavy on her heart.
3 weeks ago