I will warn him that he might be judged at family gatherings, because even though some people are open-minded about interracial relationships, his future partner might have racist relatives who won't be, and my son may very well have to endure a bigoted uncle's comments every Christmas dinner.
While I am not opposed to him dating anyone who makes him happy, regardless of race, I will warn him that because he is a black man in America, there are real risks associated with him dating white women.
I will warn him that if he and his white girlfriend happen to get into a fight in view of the neighbors, there's a chance that the cops may be called, because in the eyes of the police, being an unarmed black man is reason enough to shoot someone.
He was full of charisma and laughter, and he lost his life for it.
And while we are far removed from the Jim Crow South, we aren’t far removed from the institutionalized racism on which this country was built.
But this tale, among many others, has served as a cautionary tale for black families of what happens when white women and black men interact.
This tale, among many others, haunts me, because I am the mother of a black son — and I am terrified that my black son will date white women. My mother was very clear about the expectations she had for my brother and myself: she wanted us to keep our home clean, go to school, and, in my brother's case, she wanted him to never, ever bring home a white woman.
I will warn my son that if he falls in love with a white woman, he should make sure that she doesn’t refer to herself as colorblind, because to be colorblind or to say that you don’t "see race" is the same thing as saying that you are too uncomfortable with race to confront the baggage that comes along with it.
I will warn him about being the token black person among her white friends, which means that he might suddenly have to be an ambassador for all black people who have ever existed.62 years ago, a 14-year-old black boy walked into a store on a dare.
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