Media outlets remind us of the inequality and injustices facing children of color every day. And every day, as a white mother in a transracial family, my heart sinks. This letter was written to moms like me, who wonder and worry how–or if–their children will make it in a world where so many people who look them don’t. While coming to grips with the racial divide in this country is a heavy load for me to carry, I fully acknowledge this weight is nothing compared to those who live and experience it every day.
To the white Momma of a black child,
We may not know each other, but I understand the worry deep within your heart.