Why I teach my children to never be ashamed of who they are

Babies and Gentleman

I honestly was not planning on writing something like this online for a few years now. But here we are. The ugliness of racism and hatred and homegrown terrorism has made its way into the forefront of our news, homes and our hearts. It’s when children of all colors see these things and something changes in their hearts. THOSE people did this. THOSE people caused this to happen. I will never be like THEM. THEY hate us, THEY keep us down. Then you have children like my own, whose parents looked beyond color and culture and married anyway.

What do we tell them? When do they get to a point (which will happen) where they feel that society is telling them they must identify with one or the other? That they MUST choose.

We start now, we tell them who they are. For my half white children, their blackness doesn’t…

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