Hi everyone- I don't really post a lot on here but a situation this morning made me want to put this out there to get your thoughts. My husband was working today so I took my kids out to breakfast. Now I'm white, my man is black, our son looks Puerto Rican even though he's white and black, and my man's son from a previous relationship is black. The kids and I were waiting for a table when this older lady was like "oh how cute" referring to my kids. Then she goes on to ask, "are you a social worker?" So I politely reply "uh no." But she kept on like "what a nice baby sitter you are the kids seem to love you so much!" I just reply "that's because they are my kids." I thought that would end the conversation but it didn't!! So she just stared at us a while and said "how did you do it? Adoption is so expensive and you're so young!" So at that point I had it! I just said "I gave birth to him 3 years ago and that's my stepson. Anything else you need to know?!" So she was quiet again and then she started talking to the person she was with and said- within my earshot- "can you believe that? How could anyone do that - the kids are going to be so confused. It's just wrong!" I just let it go because we were finally seated at that point. But my question is- for any of you that have interracial families or biracial children, how do you deal with the rude comments? I would have thought in 2013 people wouldn't be so ignorant. And I grew up in a very diverse town and the biracial kids seemed fine to me (obviously I don't know what was going on internally but in school they weren't bullied or anything like that.) What do you think?
on Jan. 26, 2013 at 2:47 PM