THIS is exactly why I am so adamant about my brown haired blue eyed bi-racial but could easily pass daughter hearing about this stuff. Yes, it is scary to think about. No, I don’t WANT to have the conversation with her. But black parents don’t have a choice. We *have* to take responsibility for talking about these things with our children.
White parents have a choice. So please, choose wisely. Are you going to just teach your kids “We don’t see color?” or are you going to teach “Color shouldn’t matter, but to some people it does and they do terrible things: don’t be like them.”
I know which one I think is actually more helpful. #CharlestonMassacre