Monday, June 22, 2009

Did you know she was adopted?

I overheard a conversation of two teachers discussing a student.
Evidently the child wasn't the smartest kid in the class. One finished talking about how "not very smart" the child was. The other leaned in and said, in the only way a southern lady can. " Did you know she was adopted?" Adopted is said in a low whisper, like it's an ugly word, you don't want God knowing you said. (Only southern women can do this effectively.)
Ohhhhhhh, the other one said. Like that explained any and everything the kid ever did or didn't do.
This isn't the first time I've heard or been apart of, one version or another of this conversation.
I just wonder ...what's that supposed to mean? Are adopted kids assumed to be "not very smart"? Act out? Be angry?


Eva Carper said...

they are just perpetuating the stereotype out of ignorance, sad that they are educators

Lovingmyamazinglife said...

Yes,we have seen this too.Funny because our little one(adopted shhhh)is super smart,she does act out at times,does get angry.But not 1/2 as bad as many of the non-adopted kids in her class.Thats just stupid for them to think or say.

Momto5 RachelJoy Photography said...

oh my. so sad. Ive never heard that "stuff" before!! hope i dont tooo :(

Carrie said...

Plain old fashioned ignorance.

Kathy's Korner said...

OH that would have got my panties in a wad post haste and my mouth in some serious trouble in nothing flat.

Can not STAND that kind of crap