Different skin color within a mixed race family

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Different skin color within a mixed race family

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In my family, all four of us have different skin colors. And so, my son has dark skin and blue eyes. My daughter has very light skin and hazel eyes. And so, what we do is we tell them that even though we all have different skin colors, we are a family and that our son looks more like mommy and our daddy looks more like daddy. And when my kids were really young, they had trouble understanding who within our family was African American and who was white. They didn´t understand the concept of being mixed. Now that they are eight and 11, they understand the concept of what it means to be mixed. But again, it´s an ongoing conversation about that even if your skin colors are different, you are still a family.

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Christina Simon has a Bachelor of Political Science degree from UC Berkeley and a master’s degree in urban planning from UCLA. Christina is a past winner of the prestigious California State Senate Fellowship. She is a former vice president at Fleishman-Hillard, a global public relations firm. She is the mother of a son and a daughter who attend elementary school at The Willows Community School in Culver City. Christina served as the Co-Chair of the Willows School Auction in 2007-2008 and was actively involved in the annual fundraising campaign for several years. Christina was born and raised in LA. She currently lives with her husband and two children in Coldwater Canyon.

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