New Mamma of Mixed Race Child

by Genevieve Kohl
(South dakota)



Hi, my name is Genevieve and I'm expecting my first baby. I am currently with an African American man. We will have a mixed race child.

I'm very concerned about some of the comments that have been made toward us. People say that I am unfit to raise a black child because I am white. I understand that he will need different needs than an average white child, but my question is: How do I prevent my child from feeling different than any other black child?

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Sep 03, 2010
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mixed baby
by: Anonymous

the people telling you you can't parent your own child because the color of your skin are being racist. your child is your child before all else, regardless of sex or race or whatever. do they tell you that you can't parent a baby boy because you are a woman and not a man, like him? their thinking is ridiculous, don't bother with them. being a good parent is about caring for your child. period.

Aug 25, 2010
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mother of 2 mixed race children
by: Anonymous

who says you have to raise a black child? your child will be of mixed race. It's not the same. i have two boys mixed with African American. My children are mixed. I get upset when people make comments that because they're mixed with black, that makes them black. doesn't my race count?

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