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How can we prepare our biracial son for biased comments or attitudes?
Jesi Livonia
Good for you for thinking about this ahead of time and not waiting until problems develop. Actually, it sounds to me as though you are off to a good start with him in this regard. However, our world is not devoid of racism, and he will undoubtedly encounter some hostility and negative feelings as he grows up. However, if he has acceptance from you and others in the family and doesn’t face invidious comparisons with his baby brother, this will help prevent conflicts and complications that might otherwise arise.

Don’t hesitate to help him become aware of the many highly successful and powerful people who are biracial. Two of the most powerful people in the political world today and some of the most successful actors fall into that category. Having such outstanding people as role models will help your son during his own developmental journey.
Dr. Bettye M. Caldwell Ph.D. Professor of Pediatrics in Child Development and Education