Reaction to “I’m Not the Nanny – Darker Mom, Lighter Baby”

My lastest HuffPo piece, “I’m Not the Nanny – Darker Mom, Lighter Baby” has received many responses, generated some interesting dialogue and been highlighted in two HuffPo Live segments (The Problem With Calling Mixed Kids More Beautiful http://huff.lv/16Cgjag  and Darker-Skinned Women With Lighter-Skinned Kids http://huff.lv/19LltRx).  I wanted to share some people’s experiences and comments.  Please feel free to check out the different feedback left here on my site as well.

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I’m Not the Nanny – Darker Mom, Lighter Baby via Huffington Post

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/angela-gray/im-not-the-nanny-darker-m_b_3777717.html

I knew that my life would be forever changed once I became a mother, but I had no idea of how deep it would be. Being a parent has changed me and expanded my whole perspective on life due to this new role. I am black and race is a part of my everyday life whether it is by my state of being me or stemming from someone else bringing my blackness to the forefront. I knew that I would have to address race, ethnicity and class with my son throughout his life but I did not foresee new issues arising for myself. Yes, I guess it was short-sighted to think that I would have seen the majority of significant racial conflicts that would have crossed my path after 35 years of living but I have experienced a lot.

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