So I’m brushing out my hair and my 7-year-old is brushing her teeth it is officially 5 days after the election. Barack Obama has been declared the president for another 4 years. Whoo Hoo! The hood girl in me wanted to running around bumping my President is black all the while the professional mother career woman and just grown-up in me was just excited anyone but Romney was in office not because of race but because I truly don’t believe he was the correct presidential candidate for me. Ok back to my story so we are getting ourselves together and some how our conversation got on the President. Up until this very moment I just believed my child A like Barack Obama because he was a black man but also because she was a little upset about the whole Mitt Romney firing Big Bird Joke.( lol) Yet when the subject came up this particular Sunday morning my daughter blurts out “Yeah mommy we voted for Barack Obama because he is black right?” After I bust out laughing from the unexpected response I really had put on my mommy pants and explain to my child that picking a president is way more than just a person’s skin color it is based upon which candidate you agree with more.(Because you will solely NEVER fully agree with one candidate or another I even began to explain certain thing we agreed with Romney on like the fact that we as christian love Gay people but are against same-sex marriages as well as abortions. Why I identically went into an abortion conversation with my 7-year-old I don’t know but that conversation in itself s a whole different blog for a different time. Later on in the day as we were traveling on the bus the earlier conversation was still on my mind so I turned to my child and asked her a question that popped to my mind I really had been dying to know. “Jaiden do you like white people?” she coyly replied with the same big smile that she always has “NOPE” I don’t know why I wasn’t expecting this answer but it shocked me here is my 7-year-old who has barely seen the world outside of New York and parts of California who has barely lived and she doesn’t like white people. Hearing her say this hurt a little especially since I am one who loves all people no matter their race one of my closest friends is part Irish not to mention that my Grandfather’s mother is white as well and what a culture shock she would be in for if my mother’s paternal side of the family had a family reunion Jaiden would meet a ton of her white and mixed family members. My daughter began to tell me how she doesn’t like white people because they are racist and they are against black people etc, she continued and there was that smile again when she mentioned that not ALL white people are racist just most of them. Just another day in the life with little miss Jai !