Boy's touching haircut request 'proof that hate and prejudice is something taught'

Lydia wrote on her Facebook wall, "The only difference Jax sees in the two of them is their hair".

Rosebush said she and her son Jax were talking about haircuts when he asked her if he could cut his hair short to look like his friend Reddy.

Jax decided that if he and Reddy, 5, had the same haircut, no one would be able to tell them apart, including their pre-K teacher.

As Jaxon began to get a buzz cut, like Reddy, they're hoping their teacher won't be able to tell them apart - because they have the same haircut.

According to his mom, he said he couldn't wait to get to school with his new look because he thought it would be hilarious if he and Reddy could confuse their teacher. Her Facebook post, with its message of colorblind love, has rocketed around the world, her words shared more than 53,000 times. "I'm sure you all see the resemblance", she wrote of the photo, which quickly went viral.

"When he describes Reddy he never mentions it", she told the outlet.

Although there is an obvious difference between the two preschoolers, Rosebush said it shows that "hate and prejudice is something that is taught".

If you've ever wondered how kids view the rest of humanity, mum of three Lydia Stith Rosebush has the answer.

Last Friday when Jax Rosebush woke, his blond hair stuck up wildly all over his head. "I was like, 'OK, ' and again I know what Reddy looks like so that made me chuckle".

Pastor Weldon adopted Reddy and his older brother from the Democratic Republic of Congo two years ago.

"I think a lot of people, especially today, could learn from the innocence of children", she said.

  • Salvatore Jensen