*They learn early don’t they? We’d like to think of children as these young, innocent and pure people; and they are, until taught otherwise. Then they can be cruel — even in elementary school — where a white kid stood in front of 10-year-old Taylor Armbrester, a Black kid, and read the following poem.
Actually, Taylor, while speaking to AL.com, said there were three different poems.
“Roses are red, violets are blue, I am white, you should be, too.
The second was…
Roses are red, violets are blue, I am white, why aren’t you?
And the third…
Roses are red, violets are blue, God made me pretty, what happened to you?”
Hmm…wonder where this elementary aged white kid got this idea from? Not to mention the poems.
Taylor tells the media he has been racially bullied ever since transferring to the school last Fall. Statistics show that of the 883 students at this Chelsea, Alabama Elementary school, only 88 of them are Black.
Your heart will absolutely sink as you watch this beautiful Black boy speak, barely above a whisper, about how one white kid in particular, named Preston, treated him.
You can see that Taylor is a very thoughtful child, especially as he attempts to respond to the question about “Why” he feels he is being treated this way; asked by someone off camera.
I will be EXTREMELY INTERESTED to hear YOUR COMMENTS on the response from Taylor’s mother. You will have to read what’s written on the screen, OK?
Here is the video below.