Why can’t (my) children embrace both (of their) heritages?

100_0033Melanie,
USA.

When I first had my children someone told my husband that our children will be considered black in this country. When I fill out forms for them there is a check box for black and white but not both. I mark both. I will not have them pick one over the other. Relatives worry that my children do not have enough black friends. Why is that an issue? Why is Obama considered a black president or “African American”? Why should his mother’s DNA be left out of his background. I just don’t understand… I tell my children they are like Chop Suey. A little bit of this and a little bit of that. 🙂

 

Why can’t (my) children embrace both (of their) heritages?

100_0033Melanie,
USA.

When I first had my children someone told my husband that our children will be considered black in this country. When I fill out forms for them there is a check box for black and white but not both. I mark both. I will not have them pick one over the other. Relatives worry that my children do not have enough black friends. Why is that an issue? Why is Obama considered a black president or “African American”? Why should his mother’s DNA be left out of his background. I just don’t understand… I tell my children they are like Chop Suey. A little bit of this and a little bit of that. 🙂

Why can’t (my) children embrace both (of their) heritages?

100_0033Melanie,
USA.

When I first had my children someone told my husband that our children will be considered black in this country. When I fill out forms for them there is a check box for black and white but not both. I mark both. I will not have them pick one over the other. Relatives worry that my children do not have enough black friends. Why is that an issue? Why is Obama considered a black president or “African American”? Why should his mother’s DNA be left out of his background. I just don’t understand… I tell my children they are like Chop Suey. A little bit of this and a little bit of that. 🙂

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