What will my children look like?

Madeline Murphy
New Orleans, LA

My father is white. My mother is black. My experiences and perspective as someone who is visibly “mixed” is something I greatly want for my own children – and can’t help but worry about. What if my children look white and people identify them as such? What if they look black and reject their irish heritage? How will I help them understand their roots while making it clear that they don’t need to feel pressure to “pick a side”?


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