First off, I have to tell you my husband HATES the word “play date.” In the olden days (both in the
On the positive side (and as a multicultural marketer/event planner) this strikes me as a great opportunity to put our values where our mouths are. As long as I’m calling, scheduling and driving anyway, why not purposefully seek out families of different cultural backgrounds so that Dillon (and we) have a chance to interact and build social relationships outside of our own ethnic/racial/cultural group. Plus, to make it work, we’d need to figure out parking, eating, gathering, etc. details in advance—making it even easier for families with kids to venture off on new experiences around the City.
But, is this too superficial? Too contrived? Is it just a ‘white thing’ (e.g. do families of color have the same issue)? Or, is it a great way to pass multicultural values and diminish unconscious bias for the next generation?
Heck, I just met a couple over the weekend who met on an Internet dating site. He’s Jewish from the
¿Que piensas? May I sign you up?