We moved this summer to a much smaller, and more rural town, due to Hub's job. There is a LOT less diversity here, and even less in the local homeschool community. Our youngest child happens to be black, and this has been a bit sad for me to see. We've only been meeting with the local homeschoolers a few weeks, and already my older kiddos have heard a few kids express poor opinions of black or hispanic people, simply because of their race. For example, a teen telling about a friend that moved to a bad neighborhood, bad meaning where black people live(her term), and younger child tell his brother to "get away from that brown boy, I don't like him" re. my toddler. Being the newbie, I really do not want to wander around confronting moms about their kid's comments, at the same time, I can't just sit by and let them fly past either. I've already curbed our involvement in the group activities, but hate to deny my kiddos the chance to make homeschooled friends here.
What would you do? Would you speak to the moms of those kids privately? Offer to do a group talk? Group talk for who, the parents or the kids?
My heart is so heavy about this group.