race, Dunbar's number (2)
I know that all 30 or so of our family's closest relationships are with other white families. There are a couple of families who have one Asian or Indian parent, but not a lot of real diversity. Circling all the way out to 150 people, most of the PoC I encounter are my Girl Scouts. There are a few moms that I know and like but I do not want to objectify them by pursuing relationship where it has not formed naturally.
race, Dunbar's number (3)
@brandice good on you for noticing this and wanting to make a change. All relationships need to start somewhere and being intentional about branching out doesn’t have to feel fake. Girl Scouts seems a good place to start. Finding a way to connect with folks who are new to town is also an option. I find it’s harder to make friends with people who already have an entrenched local social structure. Good luck!
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