You are my sisters. Jehava, My daughter shared your letter on FB. But just know that you are a game changer. Talking with our white kids is the first step, but even more important is acting and modeling respect for more than just our own race or culture, and encouraging the same for our kids. The message we get pretty much all the time is that white children are worthy of being protected. When the world sees them, their minds are filled with questions. Last summer, when the boys were just infants, I was sitting in an ice cream shop slurping a scoop which Luca was eyeing greedily.
Perhaps most of all, being a black mom of biracial kids means empowering your children to take pride in the entirety of who they are.
Dealing with Everyday Racism as a Black Mom with a White-Passing Son
But he was just too young for a taste. Teach them not to passively ignore or avoid the trials of others, but to always stand up for what is right. Aww thanks for reading! There is no shortage of stories to tell. For me, our love as a family is enough. No mistake. We want them to make great decisions.