More on Little Brown Americans

A college friend in California emailed:

My most immediate experience with someone black is my son’s friend (they are in middle school, both 12 years old). As an Asian mom (stereotype) I tend to be quite overprotective, so when I question the influence that each of his friends brings, I have to question my own reasons, i.e. am I concerned about someone because they are black or because my concerns are legitimate? I can toot my horn and tell the world my beliefs, but it is only when it hits close to home that I find myself confronting my own biases. Having said all that, I WILL vote for Obama…more chat on this, but for now…have to go to work…


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