White parents, please, please stop saying your family is “colorblind.”
Law is formal, not necessarily moral.
one night, while I was reading Go Dog, Go to Lindell, he pointed at the book and asked, "What is the orange dog doing?" There was no orange dog on the page.
We must not and cannot dismiss these incidents as simply the actions of a few individuals, for racism and other forms of oppression exist on multiple levels. These incidents are symptoms of larger systemic national problems.
I am scared. It is not a new fear, but one that has never gone away, and is heightened as I look at my three beautiful boys. These precious ones, for whom my husband and I have lovingly and willingly sacrificed much.