My 13 yr.old daughter goes to a middle school in Frederick County, MD. It has come to my attention that her principal, an african american lady (not that it matters in the least), passing her and 2 friends in the hallway made a very disturbing statement.
In passing she said to them, "You all are a bunch of crackers".
This bothers me to my core. I find it very unacceptable from anyone but especially from someone I am supposed to trust with my daughter on a daily basis.
My daughter believes the statement was said in jest and that she meant no harm from it. On the other hand she didnt realize the racial significance behind it either.
My dilemna, should I make a big deal out of this situation? Am I just being racially sensitive and overreacting? What say you?