5-year-old Jaxon Rosebush asked his mom to shave his hair short so he could look the same as his black friend Reddy Weldon.
He wanted to confuse their preschool teacher by having the same hairstyle.
The mother of one of the kids said this only proves that racial discrimination is only taught later in life.
Jax doesn’t see color and he couldn’t wait to confuse their teacher after his mother, Lydia Stith Rosebush, gave him a good buzzcut.
His mother was touched by his sentiment that she shared a photo of the two on social media.
Lydia wrote on Facebook: “This morning Jax and I were discussing his wild hair. I told him that he needed a haircut this weekend. He 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 added: “If this isn’t proof that hate and prejudice is something that is taught I don’t know what is. The only difference Jax sees in the two of them is their hair.”
One mother commented: “My son and his best friend cut each other’s hair when they were 3 yrs old bc they wanted to be brothers!! Five years later they are still brothers!! I chose to see no color just the hearts of people!! My God didn’t make different hearts they all beat the same!!”
Another person wrote: “That’s funny. I have a similar story. This happened about 42 years ago. I had to work late at the hospital and a friend of mine lived fairly close to us. I sent my son home with Bob, Bob was a black lab tech at the hospital. That night my son Eric Pollardasked me did I know the difference between Bob and him. I said I didn’t know. Eric preceded to tell me that Bob had curly hair and he didn’t!”
A third said: “I believe it! My Jax felt the same way about his BFF Tyce. It’s our jobs as parents and adults to cultivate these relationships so we can put an end to all the problems this country is experiencing.”
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