Tag Archives: biracial

Chinese, American, Black, Jewish

My son was about 2 when the class studied Black History Month at his preschool, which is large majority white and Asian, with many Black teachers.  My son is biracial Jewish and Chinese American.  We’ve brought him to Chinese class, … Continue reading

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Black and White

Our 4 year-old daughter, of black mother and Jewish father, told her mom, “I’m white,” to which her mother responded, “You are both white and black, because you have a white father and a black mother.”      Thanks to … Continue reading

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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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“Wow, you’re Different!”

My daughter just turned one. She is biracial. When we have playdates and meet other children her age, the other kids look at me with what my husband and I call the “Wow you are different” look. In our case … Continue reading

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“I’m Biracial?”

My 9 year old son also has an African American father and a white mother.  We live in a predominately white town in Massachusetts.  Our elementary school principal contacted my husband about our son joining the school’s Affinity Program.  When … Continue reading

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“The White Kind of Black”

When my son (who is biracial–African American and Caucasian) was in about fourth grade, he was playing with a group of children on the playground in Brooklyn. I (White) was nearby and from our interactions it was clear that I … Continue reading

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Help! My “Brown” is Coming Off!

My wife and i have adopted one son and are in the process of adopting our first daughter. They are both local kids from S.F. county and are of mixed race. We have always celebrated racial diversity in our family … Continue reading

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Chinese or Blonde? How About Both?

Our daughter is mixed race, Asian and Caucasian. Because Asian genes tend to be dominant, she has dark hair, dark eyes, and darker skin than most Caucasians, but her overall appearance is Caucasian. I think because she’s mixed race, she’s … Continue reading

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Brown Girl Dancing in Circles

My husband is black, I’m white. One day when my daughter was little, I saw her dancing in circles singing, “Brown girl dancing in circles! I’m a brown girl dancing in circles!” over and over and over. LOL!! When my … Continue reading

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New Site Helps Parents and Kids Talk About Race

Mikhail Lyubansky, author of the Psychology Today Blog, Between the Lines interviews KoC founder, Charlton McIlwain. Read the Interview here

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