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I Refuse to Raise A ‘White Girl’

Whatever you do, don’t call my Baby Girl ‘Black.’ She has made it clear to me that there is a difference between her complexion and mine, and that I am firmly in the area that we call ‘Black,’ while she is not. She made this declaration when was a tiny thing buckled into her carseat. I […]

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Baby’s Most Important Connection Yet

My in-laws live almost 900 miles away from New Jersey, tucked in a two-story log cabin-style house in the foothills of the Appalachian mountain range, the part that touches the Deep South. We see them twice a year, yet my daughter has always known their faces and been familiar with them, thanks to the miracle of […]

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