Somehow got on the subject of the presidential election with my sons on the way home from church this morning. (Petunia and Himself were at soccer.) I explained to them that they are unbelievably lucky to have been born white, male, and Christian in this country because it starts them out at the top of the pile as far as some people are concerned.
This led to a discussion of who those "some people" consider less worthy of respect and dignity than the aforementioned white, Christian males. Which group, as Thing One noted with no prompting from me whatsoever, would include his Jewish best friend, the Colombian and African-American boys in his posse of buddies (which is surprisingly diverse for such a white-bread school), and his classified brother (whom the evil orange one would doubtless call a "retard.") Oh, and his little sister, too, since she's a beautiful girl.
I'm glad he sees it. Maybe there's hope after all.