“How do I find other Black kids for them to play with?” I was asked this question by a White adoptive mom of two Black preschool-aged daughters. After I recovered from the shock of the question, I responded she needed to start by meeting Black families in her neighborhood, children’s preschool, and church. If those […]
Author: Elizabeth Behrens
Elizabeth is a former teacher who now enjoys volunteering for CASA, monitoring the Facebook group and writing content for Be the Bridge to Racial Unity, and caring for her four children (8, 6, 4, and 1 years old) and husband of over 10 years. She lives in Kansas City where she writes, speaks, and teaches on race and adoption.
Much ink has been spilled on how the concept of colorblindness is not only unhelpful, but actively harmful. Yet, people who want to claim they don’t see color, or say things such as, “there’s only one race: the human race” are plentiful. You can see them come out in droves in the comment section of any […]