The "elder" gave you bad advice. You don't learn to think for yourself by avoiding propaganda. You engage it head on. That's how to teach your kids. I will agree that an unsupervised TV in a household with tiny children is prima facie evidence of child abuse. We didn't get a TV until I was in the fourth grade, and starting then I probably watched too much--but I already had developed an attention span beyond the 15 minutes TV shapes. So I raised my kids the same way, TV rationed until they had the attention span thing worked out. I'm not concerned with writing "red." I'm concerned with writing correctly. If, in your universe, race-baiting stands in for political argument, it's not somewhere I want to live. I know this column will be called race-baiting in some circles. I don't think that's the case, but since you haven't read it, I won't bore you with why I think my comments are fair.
Monday, August 20, 2012 - 12:39