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The Color of Breakfast

Our family (Caucasian) was at the breakfast table. My son, around 6 years old, said he did not want to eat anything. He said if he got hungry, he would eat breakfast at school. The local, public school they attended … 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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The Sesame Street Connection

We were fortunate to send our children to a school that was a little more diverse than most elementary schools in our town – this was 28 years ago. My tow-headed daughter would come home from kindergarten telling me about … 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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Returning Land to the “Brown People”

Driving through a highway, which sits on reservation land, the seven year old boy I was nannying asked, “why are all these houses smaller than my garage?” I then explained that some people have very little money. Five minutes later, … Continue reading

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