Eenie, meenie, minie, moe.
That children’s rhyme from long ago
Was mean and racist, plenty so —
I heard the giggles and I know.
Kids may have thought it was OK
To be so hostile in their play,
Because their parents thought that way.
I saw the things they’d do and say.
No need to travel back so far
Or ride around our town by car
To see how racist some still are.
Just read the letters in The Star.
Louise M. McDowell