Tag Archives: Black

The Chocolate Tree

When my son was about six he told me he wanted to be white.  I asked why.  He stated that they looked like they were having so much fun in the park on the swings. Their hair was swinging and … Continue reading

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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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The Suntan

I am a white woman, my husband is biracial (black/white) and we have a four year old son. I had recently returned from a vacation in Mexico and had a suntan.  While walking home one day with my husband and … 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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Lessons from American Idol

  I have a daughter who is about to turn five.  She is white. She has playmates of all different races/colors. The other day I was watching American Idol and she saw one of the contestants, Michael Lynche, singing.  Michael … 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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Robot Cartoon

We lived in Brooklyn until my son was 6, and then moved to an almost all-white suburb.  Luckily, he attends a very diverse school and is surrounded by different skin colors.  He recently (at 7 1/2) told me he didn’t … 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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