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If This Is How The Nice Kids Think, Imagine How The Not-So-Nice Ones Feel

These aren't "bad" kids in the video. They don't intend to be mean or judgmental, and definitely not racist. They're just average kids, and most of them probably have great parents, just like Mikayla's. That's what makes the content of this video so shocking.

If This Is How The Nice Kids Think, Imagine How The Not-So-Nice Ones Feel

Personal note: I very sadly observed a 5-year-old act like this toward my 4-year-old daughter, who is black, not too long ago, and I watched his mortified dad fumble, unsure of what to do. Since then, we've come up with a few ideas. We can acknowledge we're not "post-racial," we can stop saying that we have a black president so there's no more racism, and we can affirm that this most certainly is a thing. Most importantly, we can talk to our kids, often and consistently, about race. Let's start with that and see where it takes us.

Need a mood boost to help you sail through the weekend? Here are 10 moments that brought joy to our hearts and a smile to our faces this week. Enjoy!

1. How much does this sweet little boy adore his baby sister? So darn much.

Oh, to be loved with this much enthusiasm! The sheer adoration on his face. What a lucky little sister.

2. Teens raise thousands for their senior trip, then donate it to their community instead.

When it came time for Islesboro Central School's Class of 2021 to pick the destination for their senior class trip, the students began eyeing a trip to Greece or maybe even South Korea. But in the end, they decided to donate $5,000 they'd raised for the trip to help out their community members struggling in the wake of the pandemic instead.

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