Black Birds and Doves






I guess ABC's What Would You Do found its sweet spot when it comes to plots featuring interracial couples and interracial families.  One of the more recent episodes, Interracial Adoption Under Fire, actually reminded me a somewhat awkward interaction during a recent trip.  My husband and I were getting ready to leave church one Sunday morning when we ran into some old college/law school  friends. As we chatted with one couple, I held their baby who is a couple of shades lighter than my complexion.  Then another old college classmate (who knows my husband's race) walked by, gave me a look out of the corner of his eye, and asked if the baby was mine and my husband's.  I replied no, and he said: “I didn’t think so. That doesn’t look like a mixed baby!" 

The only thing that kept me from going off on him right there was that we were in a church sanctuary.

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