Tag Archives: color

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 Want to be Like Him”

The story is about my brother who was 4 or 5 when it happened. He is 60 now. He was in nursery school. that day he and his class were finger painting. It was a large class and there were … Continue reading

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Which is Black, Which is White? Depends on the Color of Their…

Every day at 3 PM, I pick up my daughter from her Upper West Side [Manhattan] preschool and take her home on the subway. Most days, the same two police officers – one black and one white – are there … Continue reading

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White Woman Hair

We adopted our daughter when she was 3. We are “white” and she is “black”. One day in the grocery store, she was three at the time she said to me, “Mom why do people call me black and you … 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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Brown Luke and Yellow Jane: The Value of Race Labels

My son is 8. He and we are caucasian – Spanish and American. His friends are from many different cultures and races, and when referring to someone requires calling attention to something that he things will help me remember someone, … Continue reading

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The Funky Gringo

Story #1 – When my older son was about 4 we were riding the subway and he said, “When I grow up, I’m going to be a Mommy.” I said, “Well, you can’t be a Mommy, cause you are a … Continue reading

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