Thursday, July 14, 2011

The Perfect Answer

So we were having a discussion about race with Melver, the four-year-old son of our [Belizean] friends Julio and Janeth. We asked him what race he was, and he gave us a "WTF?" look.

So we said (in Spanish), "Are you a gringo?" "No."

"Are you black?" "No."

"What are you?"

"Soy Bonito." ("I'm a beauty.")

Isn't that the perfect answer? Too bad we don't all feel that way about ourselves.

1 comment:

sandy a said...

that is awesome! I love the way kids are colourblind until grownups teach them otherwise