destroy stereotypes

An after school program’s documentary in NYC.

Posted by on June 23rd, 2010 at 04:00 pm

Category: video 16 comments »

16 Responses to “destroy stereotypes”

  1. Anonymous



  2. morgan

    the boy in the pink is amazing! : )


  3. Anonymous

    “First of all, what’s wrong with being gay? Second of all, HOW does wearing pink make me gay?!”

    This made me smile so much. Kids are my life, and kids like these are like the delicious purple frosting on the cakse of life.

    No one should be deprived of the joys of wearing soft, fuzzy scarves (pink or otherwise)! 83


  4. Nick

    I loved this. The little girl playing basketball at the start reminded me of when I was a little boygirl.

    BUT the things the boy in pink said – words, sentence structure, etc – made me suspect that he was often repeating things they had been taught by adults rather than putting it into his own words.


  5. Kreily

    Awesome video. I’m so happy to see that kids these days are actually growing up well-educated and open-minded. Kudos to all these kids’ parents, you’ve done well. And to the three kids who made the video: what you are doing is awesome, and don’t let anyone ever tell you otherwise. Continue to be yourselves, even if some people don’t understand you, or are mean to you- you are amazing kids, with really bright minds. Kudos!


  6. Logan

    This really is an amazing video! Shred of hope for humanity anyone? That little kid playing basketball reminds me of myself at that age. Oh youth. This is wonderful kids, you’ve done a fantastic job, keep being yourselves. We need more people like you in the world!


  7. Jay

    Wonderful, wonderful video! Made me smile, a lot.

    And to this: “BUT the things the boy in pink said – words, sentence structure, etc – made me suspect that he was often repeating things they had been taught by adults rather than putting it into his own words.”

    I think I disagree. He did use ‘big’ words and slightly ‘abnormal’ sentence structure (for a kid), but it is entirely possible that that is just how he is. I know I spoke that way when I was around that age! (Heck, still do most days. xP If a little faster and more confidently… but then I’m not talking to a camera either.)


  8. smischmal

    That Merlin kid is the cooliest! In addition, his name is awesome!

    Also, I think I’ve got to side with Jay on the originality/parroting thing. Some kids have weird language uses. It didn’t actually strike me as odd until you mentioned it, but that was probably because I talked like that as a kid as well.


  9. Cat

    Yeah, especially kids with Asperger’s have unusually big vocabularies (I have AS and people thought of my large vocabulary as a child as a sort of novelty…:/) so hearing a kid speak like that doesn’t surprise me at all.


  10. Emi

    OMG, best kids ever. Hope for the next generation! His pink scarf and hat are adorable, they look so fuzzy. <3


  11. Chris

    What a great kid


  12. Keanan

    I saw that video a couple weeks ago and it made me very happy. It’s good to know other kids are learning to destroy stereotypes.


  13. Yumi

    Even if he was taught to repeat all those words, so what? He is right! How does wearing pink make him gay? What if he is gay? If so, is pink is ok? It doesn’t really matter. If you think he was raised to be a gender radical maybe you are right. But hey, there are plenty of more kids raised as gender oppressors and conformists. I would’ve loved to have his self esteem when I was his age!


  14. Meirion

    I think that pink-wearing boy is my new idol. Seriously.


  15. Anonymous

    I know I’m merely echoing, but that kid is adorable!!

    The only thing that restores my faith in change of how the world treats gender fluidity and lgbt than the people working on it now are the younger people with already a head start.


  16. Anonymous

    What a cool kid.


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