“Black Lady White Baby”

For #BlackHistoryMonth, I’m sharing some of my thoughts…

And though this is not pure fiction, I was inspired by this week’s One Minute Fiction Challenge photo prompt at Lovely Curses.

https://pixabay.com/en/baby-sleeping-sleeping-baby-newborn-2553552/

Almost thirty years ago when my brother and I used to be out and about with my nephew as a baby, the stares we would get always cracked us up.

It was obvious that people wondered what two dark-skinned people were doing with a white-looking baby. And the fact that my nephew looked like he had hints of Asian confused people even more than they already were. Instead of double-takes, we would get triple-takes.

Most people would only stare while some strangers (usually older folks) were actually bold enough to ask outright:

“Oh, he’s adorable! Are you the babysitter?”

“No, I’m not the babysitter.”

A look of confusion followed by raised eyebrows.

“Oh! He’s adopted?”

“No, he’s not adopted.”

“Huh? That’s your baby?”

That’s the point where my annoyance about the intrusive questions would take over and I would simply tell a little white lie – yes, he was my baby. That would usually be where the conversation ended, leaving their real question unanswered…

“How can a Black lady have a White baby?”

Back then, I wasn’t about to school anyone on the multitude of shades that we come in. It’s funny how things have changed and no one around here bats an eye anymore.

A “What Would You Do” video as for for thought below.

Tell me what you think.

M xoxo

Disclaimer: I have no copyrights to the song and/or video and/or hyperlinks to songs and/or videos and/or gifs above. No copyright infringement intended.

 

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19 thoughts on ““Black Lady White Baby”

  1. What an awesome video!

    In these times when hate grabs the headlines, it’s a huge faith booster to know there are people who still have no problem standing up for what’s right-and for others.

    MLK said, “The silence of the good people is more dangerous than the brutality of the bad people.”

    The good people in the video refused to be part of the silence. Much respect to them.

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  2. Since my daughter married a black man ans gave me two wonderful grandchildren I guess you don’t need to ask who’s side I’m on. Prejudice is only an issue when you start pointing out the differences and showing that white trumps black.Treat a child as just that- a child and he/she grows up happy and loved, that’s all it takes.
    Huge Hugs

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    1. Quite right. I apologise now for all the white supremacists and other racists who may have said something. Believe me, these people are something you usually try to avoid stepping in on a pavement. Kids of whatever colour including rainbow hued are just kids and they all need the same thing, love and food in equal amounts. No-one else has a right to judge them.
      Hugs

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