Subtle And Not-So-Subtle Ways Parents Cultivate Anti-Blackness And Self-Hate In Children

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Fetishizing children because they’re mixed

All children are beautiful, but as we’ve seen on social media and elsewhere, a great number of people fetishize children who are bi-racial. You will often hear them blurting out comments such as, “You know that baby is going to be beautiful because she’s mixed.” Kids notice this type of behavior and they internalize the harmful messaging that it sends.

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