My SO, my 2 year old and myself are white people. We also have a son that is 1/2 black..the product of an affair I had while my SO and I were seperated. We are all together again and raising him. So how do others with mixed children deal with race/identity education? His Biological father isn't really an option.
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Answer by Anonymous at 10:37 AM on Mar. 13, 2009
I am white and my hubby is black/mexican...our daughter has my skin complexion (very light skinned)....she is 2 1/2 the question really hasn't come up yet...(why she looks like me and daddy doesn't look like us) but when we are playing chutes & ladders she always gives her daddy the dark-skinned little boy..lol....when her dad tries to use another character she says "no daddy this one looks like you.." just like she gives me the blonde haired one and she gives herself the dark- haired one...anyway i was getting off topic....i'm not really sure how to educate my daughter on race...when and if she asks why there are different people with different skin colors i will tell her that what i think is appropiate..i mean the reason that people have different skin colors has a lot to do with the originate from...people who live in hotter climates had to produce more melanin in their skin to protect it from the sun...
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