@11 months ago with 101584 notes
Kameron Slade, a fifth-grader from Queens, NY, was scheduled to deliver a speech as part of a school-wide competition at PS 195. But when the principal learned Kameron’s speech was about same-sex marriage, he was ordered to choose a new topic or lose the opportunity to speak. (via)
Bless your soul, you betta tell ‘em.
Why aren’t there more children as awesome as him. I say we clone him and send him and his clones to Ivy League schools on a full scholarship.
But all kids are this awesome. The problem is that all parents aren’t this awesome. When we raise children in a vacuum, where issues like sexuality, race, gender identity, etc. either aren’t discussed or are spoken of with abnormality or inequality, they believe us. They think the way we present those things is not just normal, but morally right—unquestioningly so—because we’re the filter through which they understand the world. Children are infinitely malleable, curious and accepting. They aren’t born with ideology; we inflict our bigotry on them.
Kudos to Kameron and his mother; we need more people like them.
(Source: sansastone, via communalinfrastructure)