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She is already making observations based on skin color. The question is how to keep those observations from turning into prejudice.
On my first experience as the mother of biracial baby. You knew it was coming. Ok, maybe you didn't. But I knew it was coming. For the reader who doesn't know me personally, I'm black. The father of my daughter is white.
I was asked recently about how we are raising our daughters. The questioned pertained to whether we are bringing the girls up as black women or biracial women. My answer? They will be black women and they will be biracial women...
So, I was excited to learn about the latest incarnation of Spider-Man in The Ultimate Spider-Man series. This version of Spider-Man is biracial, just like my son. The new Spider-Man is half black and half Latino, and his name is Miles Morales....
We were at a Manhattan water park when it happened. I was with my then 3-year-old daughter, Luna, playing in a sandpit on a foul, chilly morning beneath clouds that looked like ripped paper.