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Young boy loses "bestest" friend over racism

Posted at 11:23 PM, Nov 15, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-15 23:23:11-05

"Not my friend anymore. See the color? You're brown and I'm peach." 

These words were told to a six-year-old boy by his best friend who said that race was the reason why they could no longer be friends. 

"When you hear that as a parent you just feel devastated for your kid because you don't really know how to tell them how cruel people can be" the boys mother, Maria Jatto, said.

Jatto's son, Noah, attends J.T. Waugh elementary school along with his two siblings. Jatto said the school has handled the situation incredibly well. 

Jatto says that she is now looking at the situation as a teaching lesson for her kids. 

"I hope it only makes them (her kids) better people to others and stronger individuals."

In a statement to 7 Eyewitness News J.T. Waugh said that they took immediate action after they saw the video, and that they have "a number of ongoing, active diversity programs within the district."