Mom Blasts Woman Who Called Her Toddler a 'Thug' | 22 Words

One mother has shared her recent experience with a mom who called her baby a thug.

Her story is truly heartbreaking...

Now, there's nothing quite as rewarding as motherhood.

The love between you and your child is something unlike any other feeling on earth… It’s a pretty magical thing.

But that's not to say it's easy...


Being a mom is basically the hardest job on earth – and the pressure to be a perfect parent can make life even more stressful.

And even if you try to stay relaxed...


There are some aspects of motherhood are just eternally frustrating. Hey, no one said being a mom was always going to be great fun, right?

There are many things that make parenthood irritating...


And there's one thing pretty much every mom out there can relate to, which is feeling like you're not giving your kids the best.

But the most infuriating aspect of being a mom usually involves other moms...

When they share their unwarranted opinions on your child.

And one mom has detailed her recent - and very shocking - conversation with another mom...

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Who casually called her 2-year-old a "thug."

And quite predictably, people are shocked...

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Rachel Garlinghouse explained to the Huff Post that she was running errands with her 2 youngest children recently when a woman she knew came over to say hello.

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"She looked at my son, marveling over how much he had grown since she last saw him a few months ago."

That's when things took a dramatic turn...

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"Yes," I smiled, "He's a big boy!"

She replied, "Such a cute little thug."

​Shocked that the mom referred to her 2-year-old as a thug, she shared her story on her blog...

"As a black male, I knew he would inevitably face discrimination, and that this would be increasingly true as he got older and bigger. I knew that unlike my friends mothering white boys, I would have to prepare my son for racially-motivated encounters with police, teachers, and store managers. We would have to discuss with him the fears and prejudices that some parents may face when my son wants to hang out with or date their children."

​"What I didn't realize was how early in my son's life he would be stereotyped, labeled, and feared."

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"The 'thug' encounter wasn't the first time I had felt the weight of parenting a black boy in America."

She later responded to the woman, and at the same time addressing all mom's across America, she wrote...

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"I know you were merely saying exactly what you were thinking, what much of America is thinking. You have been taught to fear, categorize and label. You look at my baby boy as a budding criminal.

"And in your single word choice, you struck fear in my heart, all over again. Because no matter how well-dressed and well-spoken my son is, no matter how kind his actions and how educated his mind, society continues to believe that he is guilty of one thing or another, even if he is only a baby."

Her heartfelt story just goes to show we still have so much to learn as a society.

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