Ruby Bridges Quotes.
From age 7 to about 37, I had a normal life and not a very easy one.
Kids really don’t care about what their friends look like.
My message is really that racism has no place in the hearts and minds of our children.
Now that I’m a parent, I know that my parents were incredibly brave.
Evil looks like you and I. I know what evil looks like, and I know that it comes in all shades and colors.
Racism is a form of hate. We pass it on to our young people. When we do that, we are robbing children of their innocence.
I think that racism is ugly and so unfair, and I believe that we all need one another.
When the scary subject of race is finally broached, kids want to talk and talk. It’s very satisfying.
The greatest lesson I learned that year in Mrs. Henry’s class was the lesson Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., tried to teach us all: Never judge people by the color of their skin. God makes each of us unique in ways that go much deeper.
I like to share my story with children, and they are amazed by the story.
I’m not a very public person.
If kids have the oportunity to come together to get to know one another, they can judge for themselves who they want their friends to be. All children should have that choice. We, as adults, shouldn’t make those choices for children. That’s how racism starts.
I now know that experience comes to us for a purpose, and if we follow the guidance of the spirit within us, we will probably find that the purpose is a good one.
We have to take care of each other’s children.