My goal as an educator was not only to educate, but to also nurture self-confidence, self-esteem and a sense of self-worth.
My concern for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s grandson prompted me to point out the perverse values
and mind set expressed in her recent speech.
Ms. Pelosi stated how proud she was that her grandson’s wish on his birthday was to have “brown skin and brown eyes” to be something other than himself. To laud the desire to be someone else is strange, if not psychotic.
To praise the desire to shed your identity because “the beauty is in the mix” is perverse, if not racist. To illustrate the insidiousness of this mindset, imagine a black grandmother praising her grandson for wishing to be white.
Imagine a Jewish grandmother lauding her grandson for wishing to have blond hair and blue eyes to add beauty to the mix.
Ms. Pelosi has added new parameters for self-loathing: race.