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When Embracing Both Black and White Isn’t Enough

When I was 6 at my all-white elementary school, my librarian read us a picture book one day on Martin Luther King, Jr. The book had nothing to do with this, but my little-kid brain had the urge to say something. I raised my hand. “Yes, Jane? Do you have a question?” the librarian, Mrs. Bergman, asked. “No,” I said, “I just wanted to tell you that my Mommy is black and my Daddy is...