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For Interracial Couples, Growing Recognition, With A Few Exceptions

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By Brooke Lea Foster

Nov. 26, 2016

I often forgot that my infant son, Harper, didn’t look like me when I was a new mother living on the Upper West Side of Manhattan in 2010. When I pressed him all over community, we thought of him while the perfect brown child, soft-skinned and tulip-lipped, with a complete mind of black colored locks, even in the event it had been the contrary of my blond waves and reasonable epidermis.

“He’s adorable. What nationality is his mother? ” a middle-aged woman that is white me personally outside Barnes & Noble on Broadway 1 day, mistaking me personally for the nanny.

I informed her. “His daddy is Filipino. “ I will be their mother, ””

“Well, healthy for you, ” she said.

It’s a sentiment that mixed-race couples hear all constantly, as interracial marriages …