Biracial Children

by Rachel Richardson

My name is Rachael and I was wondering if this is where I can contact Laura Pickford Ramirez. I am a 15-year old biracial child and I just wanted to thank her for the article about raising mixed race children.

I really admire her and how she explained the struggle that me and other mixed children go through everyday. like the weird looks I used to get when I would be in the store with my black father.

She also reminds me a lot of my white mother for she is a single parent raising 3 mixed kids for the last 15 years and she, just like Mrs. Laura Pickford Ramirez, has raised me and my siblings to look out for those who want to harm us but to also be open minded, respectful, and very thoughtful, but also strong-minded.

Many thanks to all the parents of mixed children who have raised us right and also reminded and showed us where we are from. Thank you very much for all you do. much

Love and Respect,

Rachael V. Richardson (If Mrs.Ramirez gets this email, will you please write back saying you got it - thank you. I hope this got my point across.)

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Jan 01, 2009
Mixed Race Kids
by: Laura Ramirez

Hi Rachel,

Thank you so much for taking the time to write. I appreciate your kind comments. Your words mean a lot to me.

I am sorry that you have had to endure so much at the hands of people who are
ignorant, but know that your struggles and experiences (and the guidance of
your good and wise mother) will make you strong.

Feel free to contribute to the forums if you have anything you want to share about
the experience of being mixed race. I value your input. The more we discuss these
issues, the more we can raise awareness.

Happy New Year, Rachel.

Warm regards,
Laura Ramirez, Publisher
Family Matters Parenting Magazine
Author of
Keepers of the Children: Native American Wisdom and Parenting

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