Originally Posted by SwampWitch
I just remembered another thing the woman said. I asked if her daughter started back in this school just before Christmas, when the class had the temporary teacher, and the woman said, "You mean the Arab
I didn't know what she meant at first... then remembered that the teacher had darkish skin and dark hair. "The Arab," indeed. I guess everyone gets lumped into some stereotype.
The more I hear about that woman, the more I'm convinced you don't need someone as bigoted as that in your life or your daughter's life. This isn't the kind of "friend" either of you need.
When our daughter was around 8 years old she came home crying because someone was mean and said nasty things to her. I told her that not everyone will like her and she will not like everyone - sometimes for no reason other than she will just "not" like them and that it was OK for someone not to like her. I told her it was more important to be concerned about how the people she likes think of her and not waste time worrying about those others.
Personally, I have no room in my life for bigots, know-it-alls or ignorant people in my life. I prefer to expend my energy on honest, caring and worthwhile people and I've been truly blessed to have a number of those people in my life.