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‘We are not your ‘typical’ family. We are white parents with a black child.’: Mom sends heartfelt letter to teacher ‘advocating’ for her black son this school year

“Eli is usually the only black student in his classroom. We are not a ‘colorblind’ family. Eli’s hair is a big part of who he is and how he expresses himself. Please don’t let anyone touch it without his permission. Please provide him with colored paper, pencils or markers that represents his skin color. Not many teachers in our small town think about this subject.”

Today is Grandparent’s Day at school. And it sucks.

“We chose to alienate our children from their family because we truly believe we can give them a better life outside of the small cities our families live in. That decision never affected me…not really…until this very moment.”

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