Parents’ interracial marriage seems selfish sometimes

Anonymous,
Santa Cruz, CA

I’m tired of my bi-racial experience being used as proof of progress… Sometimes I think my parents were selfish to have kids and then act like everything would be fine. There are still unequal power dynamics, still racism in their relationship, and they wonder why their kids are insecure and damaged. Kids should never feel ashamed to be in public with a parent or hate themselves for being racially “other,” but sadly this is common amongst many biracial youth I know.

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