Are You Happy You’re White?

We were on our way home from after-school care and listening to NPR's "All Things Considered." The story was about President Trump's proposed travel ban. Tobin asked me why the ban was being asked for, and we started talking about religion, race, and ethnicity. That's when he asked me, my bright 7-year-old, "Mommy? Are you happy you're white?" What a question, you guys. Here is how I … [Read more...]