J, thank you so much for submitting this to EmbraceRace. (I’m Melissa’s partner, the other half of the founding EmbraceRace team.) Truly excellent and insightful series of reflections. We’d very much welcome more from you about race and parenting in these times.
The very first EmbraceRace blog piece I wrote is called Black Like Me? If/when you have time to read it I’d love to hear your thoughts.
Oh, and yes, I’m a sucker for babies — but how absolutely adorable is your son?!