“What’s the matter, Matt?” Dad asked. The seven year old stood there looking disinterestedly at the fierce dragon on display. All around them people were taking photos, children were chattering with excitement as they took turns standing next to it. Matt had been looking forward to this for weeks but for some inexplicable reason he had lost his enthusiasm.
“I thought Josh was going to come with us,” he said despondently. Josh was his older brother whom he worshipped.
“I’m sorry, Buddy, but your brother had already made plans to go to see something really interesting.”
“But what could be more interesting than seeing a real live dragon?”
“Well, the dragon isn’t real but that doesn’t matter. Josh wanted to do something to celebrate Black History Month so he went to see a Black Opera.”
“What’s a Black Opera?”
“It’s opera which features black singers, performers, etc.”
“Why would Josh want to see that?”
“Well, since he started dating Macy, he’s become interested in Black History and culture.”
“Do you like Macy, Dad?”
“Of course, I do”
“We all like her except Grandpa. Why?”
“I’ll explain why later.”
“Is it because she’s black?”
“Let’s just take some photos.”