Why Do They Call You Charlie

Parenting Through Racism

“He called me Chinese,” my 9-year-old son said. “I was going to tell him I’m Vietnamese, but he did this weird thing with his face. Then he and his friends laughed at me and I forgot.”

“What did you say?” I asked, afraid of his response.


“How do you feel?”

“Sad,” he said. “Is that racism?”

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