White boy beaten for dating black girl

09-Feb-2020 20:27

“It was awful,” says Wells, “but I thought—as every white privileged parent wants to think—maybe this is an isolated incident.” As events quickly proved, it was not.Many families struggle with the question Wells is facing: how do white adoptive parents help their children of color thrive?“But what I have been surprised by is this: At no point in the process of considering transracial adoption did I think I would have to teach my son how to stay alive.” First, she says of her awakening, there was the shooting of Trayvon Martin in 2012.At the time Ben was a 6-year-old boy who had just learned to ride his bike after only two trips up and down the driveway with his father running alongside him.Kidwell is due back in court on Thursday, WDAF reports.

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“I figured I’d have to explain some name-calling, have hard talks about language, navigate the waters when somebody’s parent won’t let my son take their daughter to prom,” she says.The main takeaways were either aesthetic in nature, about the practicalities of black hair and skin care, or hopelessly broad.