I would love some advice on how to address my daughter’s preschool’s plans for an MLK Jr. Day celebration.
This is a new preschool for us, so I don’t have a connection with any of the staff yet. My daughter’s first day was this week, and when I signed her in I saw a sign-up sheet for parents to bring in food for the class’ MLK Jr. day celebration this Friday.
The list read like the menu at a soul food restaurant, and while I love soul food, I can’t get over the idea that this is their MLK Jr. Day celebration. It’s a racially diverse school, so I’m really surprised an appalled that no one has said anything before me.
I won’t see the teacher again until Friday, and I’m seriously considering bringing my copy of, “Adventures in Courage: Soldiers in the Civil Rights War,” and talking to the kids about our trip to the American History Museum in D.C. where we saw the Greensboro Woolworth’s lunch counter and a broken window from the Savannah busing protests. The kids are only 4-5, so I want to address it at their level, and I don’t want to start our relationship with the school by being antagonistic.