The media’s been reporting incidents of black lives being disposed so easily. But we already knew that this system didn’t respect black lives. And it might take a few more centuries for that to change…
Yesterday my mom posted a picture on Facebook of my 5 year old brother Sam wearing a pair of shoes he picked out for his first day of preschool.
She explained to him in the store that they were really made for girls. Sam then told her that he didn’t care and that “ninjas can wear pink shoes too.”
Sam went to preschool and got several compliments on his new shoes. Not one kid said anything negative toward him about it.
However, my mom received about 20 comments on the photo from various family members saying how “wrong” it is and how “things like this will affect him socially” and, put most eloquently by my great aunt, “that shit will turn him gay.”
My mom then deleted the photo and told Sam that he can wear whatever he wants to preschool, that it’s his decision. If he wants to wear pink shoes, he can wear pink shoes.
Sam then explained to her that he didn’t like them because they were pink, he liked them because they were “made out of zebras” and zebras are his favorite animal :)
What does it say about society when a group of adults could stand to take a lesson in humanity from a class of preschoolers?
Words cannot express how happy this makes me.
Omg forever reblog
those shoes are fly as hell doe
YAS SAM LET THEM KNOW THAT YOU COULD WERK DOS SHOES BEW BEW
Everyone who thinks children (or anyone) should wear their gender of clothing is wrong. Anyone can wear anything, as long as they’re comfortable and happy. No one else should give a flying fuck.
Clothes are clothes, I don’t understand how everything nowadays has to be organized by gender. Like why the hell does it even matter? We’re all human, so get your pompous head out of your ass and start living