For today’s children of color, there’s such a thing as too much attention
What do you do when it’s not scorn but adoration that pummels your kid on the playground? I know; we should all be so lucky. But my kid, who is bossy and fierce at home, has few resources to fortify herself when faced with such adoration. Her eyes go wide if someone mentions her hair or her complexion. The comments come from blacks and whites and people “in between,” and it’s alarming and confusing for us both.