This Is Us

Memoir of a White Brother

I love my brother as my equal. The outside world forced me to confront his Blackness.

The author with brother Jeff on a camping trip in the late 1970s.

I don’t remember when my brother and sister became Black. I was 10 months old when my parents brought the six-year-old twins home. It wasn’t planned or sought out, but my parents were moved to meet them after seeing their photo in the…