Educating My Black Son.

Katie Acosta
Age of Awareness
Published in
5 min readNov 13, 2019

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I’ll never forget the time my son told me that he didn’t want to be black anymore. He was 6 years old and in first grade.

“Why”? I asked, surprised. “Because some people don’t like Black people” he said, sadly. My body filled first with dread and then with anger. “ Who told you that?” I asked, trying to keep my voice calm. “I tried to sit next to this boy at school and he wouldn’t let me because he doesn’t like black…

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Katie Acosta
Age of Awareness

I am a queer, woman of color, scholar-activist. writing about parenting, loving, forgiving and struggle