Thursday, December 2, 2010

Analee Struggles to Understand Diversity (1st Grade)

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*Another excerpt from my Inspiration Journal which I kept a few years back in Cathryn Hankla’s Image and Word course at Hollins University. *

“Do we celebrate Hanukkah?”
“Why? Because we’re not Irish?”
“No, because we’re not Jewish.”
“Do we celebrate Kwanzaa?”
“Why? Because we’re not Jewish?”
“Do we celebrate Christmas?”
“Do Jewish people celebrate Christmas?”
“Why? Because they’re not Irish?”

Analee doesn’t wait for me to answer but starts cheerfully singing “Light the Menorah” and then closes with this final question:
“What’s a dreidel?”