So What Your Child Is Darker Than You?

By on March 25, 2007 @ 11:24 am

After Urban Thought posted about the article on Friday I decided to do some more research. Come to find out the mother is Dominican and the father is White. They live on long island but that doesn’t make the couple White, as some news outlets stated (I won’t name names).

What is sad about this situation is the statements by the parents. Such as, “While we love Baby Jessica as our own, we are reminded of this terrible mistake each and every time we look at her.” You look at a mistake when you look at your child. Yeah, sure she has big cheeks, her hair is a little nappy compared to most Dominican children but this message goes out to the mother, “she is still your child.” Now if that doesn’t fit into the white world you’ve tried to build yourself then oh well. Get over it.

When Jessica grows up the internet will be a big part of her life – unless you raise her under a rock. So she is going to read about this issue at some point and how she is a “mistake.” Should moms have considered that her daughter will read these thoughts some time in the future?

As The Post Wrote It:

The Andrews, however, fear that because of the circumstances of her birth “she may be subjected to physical and emotional illness as a result of not being the same race as her parents and siblings,” according to their suit.

I’m not exactly sure what barbaric community in Long Island they live in but if their Dominican/White daughter is getting along just fine then their African-American/Dominican daughter can as well. Unless you think you should move to a place it is more acceptable to have darker skin. I wonder how mom is holding up in a community of Long Island and why she feels ashamed to have a daughter dark than hers. Did you think that all your children would come out light just because your husband is white?

This is America. We all come in different shapes, sizes, and colors. Now that the maid has slept with her employer, got married, had a child and couldn’t produce another naturally she seeks out help by way of medical intervention. Mistakes are bound to happen. Doesn’t make your child a mistake it makes the process a mistake. Your child needs love and support. You can still give her that. If your white husband doesn’t accept the child that is on him. He’ll live with that. But Jessica is still your daughter. Get over the situation and stop caring what your friends think about you having a Black man’s child.

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