Despite how disappointing it is that there are still the sort of vile, unapologetic racists like the ilk that sometimes pollute this forum (salt, 52nd street, yidnar, del, etc) it can be heartening to see little kids at playgrounds in American cities. Until they are taught, in one way or another, that they should identify with this or that group, little kids are completely without guile. They will run up to and play with other kids regardless of such notions as 'race' or religion and have a fun 'ol time. Just yesterday I saw around 20-30 kids all at play in a playground where dozens of ethnicities, faiths, income levels, and skin tones were all interacting without the slightest idea that someday idiotic adults would train them to assign artificial significance to such things. It was good. The unfortunate thing is that kids are, like dogs, masters of observation. It won't take long for innocent little ones to notice that adults try to steer them to this group or that, or that certain looks or stances or unspoken messages are being sent about what the adults feel comfortable with. Sure enough, they'll pick up on this and need 'education' to teach them what they already knew to begin with: that stuff doesn't really matter. Another encouraging sign is how many kids at play were not 100% this or that. The growing population of mixed race kids will, by their very presence, shatter much of the block-headed division that fearful adults would impose upon the next generation. There's always hope.