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‘Her mother told me she could no longer be friends with me because I was black. We snuck around town, stealing moments of friendship when we could.’: Woman says ‘you can change the world’ in wake of Ahmaud Arbery death

“I had a white best friend I had known since 5th grade. When we got to high school, her mother figured we were old enough to hear the truth: ‘She’s black. You can no longer be friends.’ We snuck around town stealing moments of friendship when we could. I want something different for my 7-year-old daughter.”

‘Why is your mom white?’ Without skipping a beat, my son said, ‘Families don’t have to match.’ My heart exploded.’: Adoptive mom doesn’t match children ‘in color,’ but says ‘we know we match hearts’ 

“My family doesn’t look like most. I am a white mama to three beautiful, brown children. And although most of the time we don’t notice, others around us do. The thing is, although my daughter laughs just like me and my youngest son crinkles his nose when he smiles, just like I do, my family portraits will always be drawn with peach and brown crayons.”

‘My husband makes a hideous woman. His big breasts were funny! But, some people HATED it.’: Mom shocked by adult strangers’ rude comments towards husband’s Halloween costume, ‘It costs absolutely nothing to be kind’

“It didn’t take long before I realized that my husband dressed-up as the bearded lady was not as charming to our fellow trick-or-treaters as I thought it was. Children were pointing and laughing. Grown women were calling him hateful names loud enough for my children to hear. I was shocked.”

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