Coming to Terms with My Race, Part 2

After that conversation at day camp, I knew only one thing for sure:  I didn’t want to feel that way ever again.  So I spent the next 10 years distancing myself from what had instigated that interaction in the first place.

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4 thoughts on “Coming to Terms with My Race, Part 2

  1. Thank you so much for such a thoughtful piece. As a white dad raising a mixed Asian daughter in a multicultural family, it is very helpful to hear you own particular experience with race and cultural identity. It is Certainly a very complex thing.

  2. l. kammerer: thank you! i appreciate that a lot. i love that you’re thinking about these issues and what they might mean for your daughter; that’ll go a long way when she inevitably runs into them. you’re right — racial and cultural identity is complex, and all the more so for multiracial people. my biracial children don’t exist yet, but i wonder all the time what this process will look like for them and how to help them understand it. i wish you and your family the best as you continue on that journey!

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