I never know what to do about having my son feel grounded with who he is
I've received a lot of criticism about living in a rural area with a black son.
"He never sees any black people, he will never have black friends growing up, he'll be around all white people, he'll become whitewashed, he'll be out of touch with his black community, he'll get made fun of, he'll be bullied all the time, he'll hate you for it, he is black, stop raising him white, he'll be lost because he'll be raised in a all white family"....
it really goes on, and ive been told it all
Unfortunetly, In my opinion, whether you are black or white, it doesnt matter, if your a negative influence in the life of a child, you will not be apart of my son's, and that is exactly the case with his biological side, which is where I heard alot of criticism, in addition to black friends/uncles back in the city
I agree to a point, its hard because I obviously cant change the fact that im white, and if its so important to his family, then they should step up and be that black influence, but it does get me thinking what I should be doing
I mean....music is kept broad for him, his favs are bob marley, stevie wonder, hiphop beats, funk, which doesnt entirely help..but its a influence
His grandaddy lives away but he knows him and is loved and played with when he's visiting, I see him growing up at least having his black grandfather as a foundation, but once again, not a overall good influence at all for a successful, stereotype-breaking black man
Ive brought him to the musuem for black history month now 2 yrs in a row.....what else can I do....