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The Masai with the Light Sabre

My family is white. My parents had recently returned from a trip to Tanzania where they visited a Masai village. They gave my 2-year old daughter a present of two dolls, a Masai mother and her baby. At the playground … Continue reading

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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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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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