Mommy, is my sister from India?

Tata Traore-Rogers Brooklyn, NY My 4 year old asked me this about her 7 year sister ” she actually said ” Mommy, is Saffronia Indian?” I said, well if she was, you would be too. She said, but she looks like them. A woman who looked like she was from India and who overheard the […]

Mommy, why wasn’t I born white?

Victoria Finney Cambridge, MA I still remember how upset she was when I asked her this. Like I had said something wrong that I shouldn’t have. Like I had failed a test somehow. “Tori, aren’t you happy with the way you are? You are beautiful; black is beautiful.” Why is she saying this? Why does […]