‘Mom, is it bad to be brown and Jewish?’: how to talk to your children about race

Since Trumps rise to power, writer Mira Jacob has faced increasingly difficult questions from her young son It started with Michael Jackson. It was 2014, and Mira Jacobs six-year-old son Z had moved on from being obsessed with Freddie Mercury (He demanded fake moustaches for a solid year), to being obsessed with Jackson. He knew all the moves and was never without a fedora. So my husband and I, thinking we were geniuses, got him all the albums, Jacob explains. The problem is, when you give a mixed-race kid albums from the trajectory of Michael Jacksons career, he gets really puzzled. And so the questions started: What colour was Jackson? How did he turn white? Why did he want to …

Looking for comment on the royal baby? Dont ask me | Afua Hirsch

Meghan and Harrys child will have enough questions about its own heritage, says Guardian columnist Afua Hirsch Here are some of the things that people are saying about mixed-race babies at the moment: websites have run stories about the viral mixed-race children of Instagram, who are trending because of their gorgeous blonde hair, light eyes, and golden skin that looks like sand. White teenagers in conversations that I have both overheard and been privy to say, I really want to have kids with a black guy because mixed-race babies are so cute! I just love their curly hair, and oh my God, the ones with freckles. The Kardashians, who have been accused by some people of turning that particular fantasy …