I am a very concerned mother. My 12 year old boy is very racist towards white people. We are from Puerto Rico and I’m not a racist person. I’m not sure why he acts like that. In the past he has experienced problems with white people but even with that I don’t see why he should be racist.
I’m not sure how to help him anymore. I have tried talking to him numerous times but it doesn’t work. Whenever he doesn’t like food he is eating, he’ll say it’s white people’s food or if I cancel a trip that he was going on then he’ll blame white people. Please help. I don’t want my son to be racist toward anyone.
How sad that some white people could have been so unkind to your son that they filled him with a dislike for the whole race. It seems that he has been made to feel bad about himself and blames white people. I am glad that you have tried to talk to him and that you don’t want him to grow up hating others who are not like him.
It appears that you are trying to do this all alone. If you attend church, talk to your pastor. Maybe he could help you find a caring white person (or family) who could befriend your son and help change his attitude. If you don’t have a church, maybe you could visit some in your area to see if they have people who could be supportive.
In some areas there are Boys and Girls clubs where your son might be able to meet a variety of people and learn that he can’t judge on color alone. There are good people of all colors in this world. Don’t give up.