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15 Things Never to Say to Parents of Biracial Kids
« on: April 24, 2013, 10:52:32 pm »
15 Things Never to Say to Parents of Biracial Kids
Posted: 04/21/2013 9:40 am share this story
Written by Jeanne Sager on CafeMom's blog, The Stir.

It's been 46 years since Mildred Loving, a black woman, and Richard Loving, a white man, convinced the Supreme Court to end race-based marriage restrictions in America. These days, mixed-race babies account for 7 percent of the kids born to American moms every year. One of those babies has risen all the way to the office of the presidency.

So why are the parents of biracial kids still hearing the same rude comments our parents and grandparents heard (or, God forbid, made!) back in the day?

The Stir asked moms and dads in biracial families to tell us some of the things people have said to them, and we found that a lot of people make these comments without seeming to understand that they're being rude.

Take a look at this list of things parents of biracial children have heard:

1. But your kids are really white!

2. A family member of mine told me that I should consider not having children with my husband because our babies will be biracial and will be teased. Needless to say, I didn't listen and our babies are gorgeous.

3. After practice a few years ago, I actually had a parent STOP my daughter as she ran to me, asking, "Where's your Mom, sweetie?" Ummmm ... hello. I'm right here. Seriously.

4. Aww, look at the cute zebra baby.

5. He doesn't look anything like you!

6. Oh, she's so cute! What province did you get her from?

7. What was it like giving birth and seeing this Asian baby come out of you? (As if I had given birth to a frog.)

8. Look at her cute chinky eyes!

9. At least her father knows she's really his!

10. Are you the nanny?

11. Wow, you're lucky they're so white.

12. While I was pregnant, someone asked, "I wonder if her hair will be nappy?"

13. Are you sure they're really yours? (directed to the father of two light-skinned children)

14. I was shopping with my two daughters and one of my daughter's friends. An employee handing out samples of granola of some sort started pointing at each child. She pointed at my oldest and said, "She's yours!" She pointed at my daughter's friend and said, "She's not yours." Then she points at my youngest, who was maybe about a year old, and she said, "What country?" She is very lucky she was about 70.

15. Aww, you're so lucky. Biracial kids are soooo much cuter.


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Re: 15 Things Never to Say to Parents of Biracial Kids
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2013, 10:11:49 am »

4. Aww, look at the cute zebra baby.






Seriously? ???

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Re: 15 Things Never to Say to Parents of Biracial Kids
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2013, 04:54:03 pm »
My sister in-law is white and she has 8 children with my older brother!


I don't care how they look just as long as they are Comic Book Cocky or Fanboy certified!


If you are not into super heroes or at least sci-fi or Anime of some kind I don't even know you!


Uncle Who???


It aint about skin color it's about late night primary colored spandex with matching cape self appointed narcissistic vigilanteism... Or at least become an over the top super villain then you can call me uncle!



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Re: 15 Things Never to Say to Parents of Biracial Kids
« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2013, 07:34:10 am »
15 Things Never to Say to Parents of Biracial Kids
Posted: 04/21/2013 9:40 am share this story
Written by Jeanne Sager on CafeMom's blog, The Stir.

15. Aww, you're so lucky. Biracial kids are soooo much cuter.

Heh heh. The version of this I usually hear is "black and white people make pretty babies."

It's guaranteed, apparently.  ::)
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Re: 15 Things Never to Say to Parents of Biracial Kids
« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2013, 09:05:36 am »
The chinky eyes is one of the most racist comments one can say. It is beyond insulting that sh*t needs to stop
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Re: 15 Things Never to Say to Parents of Biracial Kids
« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2013, 11:03:46 am »
I adopted bi-racial twin girls (Italian mother/African American father) and have had nothing but wonderful experiences! They were 11 months old when I brought them home and they are turning 23 this month. Just yesterday tho I was out shopping with one of the twins and as we stand in line to pay for our purchases, I go first, then stand there waiting for my daughter and the clerk just looks at me like "are you gonna move lady so I can help this young lady in line behind you!" That's when they realize we are together! I'm a tiny little white girl with blonde hair and blue eyes  and she's a gorgeous "African 'American" looking young woman.  I have been asked "where did you get them from?" as they appear to be from some exotic island with their carmel skin and silky hair, but they have full lips and wider noses, so it's just befuddling to others! Basically, I have had the nicest comments - I am blessed!  :-*