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If My Son Were Black

A number of years ago, my wife and I were thinking about adopting a baby. We didn't have tons of money, so we thought it would be less expensive to adopt a black baby boy. For various reasons it didn't work out. But if we had, we would have:

1) Loved him unconditionally.

2) Taught him God's Laws such as that you treat others as you would like to be treated, and that you are to use your talents to make the world a better place, and that we are to love others, who are all our brothers and sisters in God.

3) Either home-schooled him or put him into a good school that has similar values to our values. Among many other things, he would learn to read, write well and speak well, in addition to speaking in front of others.

4) Teach him that he is responsible for each of his thoughts, words, and deeds.

5) Teach him to be kind and polite to others, and to only accept kindness and politeness from them. (Never allow yourself to be disrespected, without challenge).

6) Teach him that when he…