What Cheerios and Kids Can Teach Us About Race

When I was in junior high, Mama threatened to disown me if I married non-Chinese.  Baba bemoaned that we lived in China for his sabbatical at the wrong time--at 14 I was too young to marry off to a nice Chinese boy.  I didn't know whether they had changed their minds until the week before my sister's wedding--to a White guy.  But the wedding seemed to be progressing, and neither parent had threatened any major action."How're you guys feeling about this?" I asked.  "What happened to I'll dis … [Read more...]