Joe Flacco Like most families in the United States, the kids, my husband and I, gathered around the TV and watched the Super Bowl last weekend. You may have been rooting for a specific team, or you may have been cheering for both sides like my daughter was. The latter reason gives me hope that one day we may actually have a color-blind society.
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"He's really cute," my daughter said when the camera panned over to the Raven's helmetless quarterback, Joe Flacco. When they showed his rival, 49ers QB, Colin Kaepernick, just 30 seconds later, she uttered a similar sentiment.
These are two guys on different teams, of different races: one Caucasian; the other bi-racial. But Casey wasn't attracted to them because of their skin tones. Her interest lay instead in one plain and simple fact. She thought they were cute.
I tried not to make a big deal of it, but I couldn't help but be transported back to middle school, when I was with my first boyfriend, John what's-his-name. John was the very first boy I