If you were to see a minority adult parent of white (not mixed) child would you feel differently than if you saw an adult white parent of minority (not mixed) ethnic child? When my daughter started kindgarten my husband did the morning drop-offs. When I went one morning I saw a (black) woman about my age waiting with a (white) kindergarten boy from my daughter’s class. We chatted & I said my daughter really thought he was nice. She said “thanks”. I later found out she was his nanny but I thought she was his mom for the longest time! It didn’t occur to me to exclude her because their skin tone.
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I agree this is likely to be the reason it is rarely seen. Though I have had inter-racial friends where their children favored the white parent and especially, if the white parent happened to be the mom and the black parent the dad, where the dad was
It is true that after a while, you don’t even think about skin tone. I know when I am out with my family including husband’s extended family, that although I have extremely fair skin and probably stick out very noticeably to someone who does not know
Thanks for the comment! I agree the child would be happy just to have a one or two loving parents. Though they would definitely need to be ready to be routinely answer the question “YES, that IS my mom/dad!”. Kids don’t develop a verbal/social filter