​Grandpa Frederick

The necessity of overcoming racial stereotypes

Scotty had eyes that twinkled, and a smile that could melt steel. He also had the tendency to get himself, as well as his friends at the child-care center, in trouble almost daily. On this particular day, however, his behavior far exceeded anything I ever would have expected.

I was outside on a hot summer afternoon with a large group of preschoolers. The heat seemed to bring out the worst in some personalities, and I was attempting to help two little girls settle a dispute.

That’s when the real trouble started. Scotty and a buddy had ventured to the proverbial boundary line at our center. An …

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