Will your child with autism be the next victim of a hate crime?

Folks, we are all over the world with autism and other special needs. Don’t care about politics, race, religion, sexual orientation or any other thing that divides us.

This scares the hell out of me because our children don’t understand the danger of repeating something or what hate consequences will be. Do yours?

Our eldest child, Kennedy, is on the autism spectrum.  She is studying racism and the civil rights movement. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is a hero of hers. But she doesn’t grasp the concept of personal racism. If you ask her her race, she looks at you and says “American.” To her, we are all black, white, red, brown, caramel, and everything in between. We are straight, gay, transgender. We are just different variations of the same race.

For our kids, it seems that easy. “Why don’t those people like the others?”
“Because they’re different.”
“But that’s stupid.”

Sorry to be long winded – but are our kids the new generation of thinking we should strive for, or just be terrified that they will be attacked by ignorant racists in any color?

This isn’t politics. On this forum, we span continents and transcend any one government.

How do we prepare our kids and keep them safe? I, for one, certainly don’t want to teach her to hate.

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