Moms uses Facebook to show racism toward her adopted daughters

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(STLMoms) – “Sticks and stones may break my bone, but words will never hurt me.”  That’s what young children were taught to say when someone said something mean to them years ago.

But we’ve learned that words do hurt and a mother who adopted two girls from China was surprised by the racist comments she and her daughters encounter.

So Kim Kelly-Wagner took to her Facebook page to show just how much words can hurt using her daughters and a dry erase board.

She posted pictures of the girls holding up signs of comments that people have actually said the them. Kelley-Wagner posted this with the photo gallery:

I have tried to explain to my daughters that people do not say these things to be mean, they say them out of ignorance, which is why I am sharing some of them. Words are powerful, they can become tools or weapons, choose to use them wisely.”

According to a Yahoo! Shine article, Kelley-Wagner says the comments started right away and continued over the years. So she decided to use them as a teachable moment and decided to do the project and titled it: Things Said To or About My Adopted Daughters.

See the full gallery on Kelley-Wagner’s Facebook Page