• I'm A White Mother Of A Black Son, And I Won't Stop Talking About Racism

    One year ago - By Scary Mommy

    “Do you think you'd care as much about racism or talk about race as much if I was white?”
    My son asked me this at 7:45 a.m. in the car on the way to school last week.
    I was speechless for a second and then realized he was looking for an answer.
    “You don't think so?”
    “I want desperately to tell you that I would, but I don't think that's true. I would care. But being your mom makes me view the world very differently. I wouldn't be the same person.”
    I haven't stopped thinking about this. I have spent so much time the past seven and half years thinking about who I need to be and become...
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