If I cared enough, if I really had the time and if I didn’t think someone somewhere was probably already doing it, I’d make a Tumblr devoted to posing children of color in cute positions like in animal photos.
I know that sounds terrible and offensive, and it might be, but follow my logic.
Listen, I don’t even have baby fever. I think children are the future but I don’t do the whole, “I will hug any baby within a nine-mile radius if you just let me FIND IT!” thing.
I just don’t understand how people can have compassion for animals (because “they’re helpless”) and somehow feel like children of color have some role or deserve blame for the hurdles they face (as if they “asked for it” by being born nonwhite).
Those are the realities that turn well-meaning educated people, like me, into misanthropes. That’s why every day I’m on the hunt for the good in people.