Tag Archives: Biracial children

Name Calling

My child came home the evening before last from school to tell me she didn’t have a good day. A child bullied her, and it culminated that day in the child calling my daughter several names, including the N word. … Continue reading

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Don’t Matter if You’re Black or White

When my now-adult son Adam was six or seven, after watching a TV bio of Michael Jackson, he came up to me and asked, very solemnly, “Was Michael Jackson white before he was black before he was white?” I laughed … Continue reading

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The Stories We Tell About Difference

My son, who is white, was 4 at the time. He told me that when he grows up he wants to be a football player. I encouraged him, and said, “of course you can be a football player. Excited, he … Continue reading

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Learning Racial Inferiority

This happened when my stepson was around 5yrs old (he’s now 18). My stepson’s mother is white and Brazilian, his father is African-American. One day in the car, my stepson randomly asked why all black people are poor. His father … Continue reading

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My Dad is Black!

Yesterday an elderly friend of the family was asking about my three girls. When people ask why my oldest is blonde (and white) and the other two have brown curly hair (and are brown), I usually just dismiss it as, … Continue reading

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