She continued, saying Jax “said that he wanted his head shaved really short so he could look like his friend Reddy. He said he couldn't wait to go to school on Monday with his hair like Reddy's so that his teacher wouldn't be able to tell them apart. He thought it would be so hilarious to confuse his teacher with the same haircut.”
She closed her post with one final thought. “If this isn't proof that hate and prejudice is something that is taught I don't know what is,” she said. “The only difference Jax sees in the two of them is their hair.”
“I never anticipated this,” she added. “It just struck me as funny that Jax doesn't even notice that Reddy is a different color. When he describes Reddy he never mentions it. I thought with all the hate in the world today, we could use this lesson from an almost 5-year-old.”
Reddy and his brother Enock were actually born in Africa. When the kids were just two and four years old respectively, they were adopted by pastor Kevin Weldon and his wife Debbie, who are both white. That's how Reddy wound up making his way to Kentucky.
Kevin Weldon said we could learn something from his son Reddy and his friend Jax.“There's an innocence children have that sometimes we lose,” he said. “If we could get some of that back, I think it would be amazing.”