Our children are not black, nor are they white…they are both. They are not half of anything, but rather a whole - times two. They are living, breathing, laughing, and loving symbols of racial harmony. They are not confused, they are enlightened…and they will not be contained by one checked box to describe their racial identity.
Maybe certain members of society would like to perpetuate the erroneous truth that our children are products of baby mamas and baby daddies, and white girls who search out the next big, black adventure in the local night club or professional sporting event…And maybe that’s a way to protect themselves from a truth they don’t want to face.
Maybe those same ignorant members of society try to convince themselves, and those around them, that the mixed and happy couples out there producing mixed and happy families and children, are really suffering from some kind of self-hatred, and that’s why they step outside the lines of “their own kind” to find what they’re missing…And maybe that’s yet another protection mechanism used to shield them from that truth they don’t want to face.
Our children’s truth encompasses varying combinations of race, levels of education and socio-economic status, and to be honest…some really great love stories. Today’s blended and beautiful children are but the third or fourth wave in what will inevitably be an ocean of success stories taking over this world of ours.
They are future doctors, nurses, lawyers, teachers, police officers, business owners, entrepreneurs… and presidents. More importantly, they will become husbands and wives, mommies and daddies – families, and when that happens…there really won’t be enough of those little boxes on one page that will be able to racially identify anyone.