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Learning to Parent My Black Daughter

People can learn. I still am.

The author and his daughter. Photos courtesy of the author.

“Race is a mirage, but one that we do well to see…” — Ibram X. Kendi

“Would you adopt a child of a different race from your own?”

When the social worker asked me that question a little over 15 years ago, I replied almost glibly. “Of course. Who wouldn’t?” She…