Ask ARP: How to handle racist family members?

Dear Anti-Racist Parent,

ask anti-racist parentMy fiance and I are expecting a child soon. My family background is Cuban and his is Jamaican. To make a long story short, my family does not accept our relationship simply because he is black. I have since really not had a relationship with my family but now that a child is coming, I have been thinking about this issue more and more.

I would like for my children to know their grandparents ideally, but how will this play out being that they are in fact, racist. Will they pass on certain beliefs to my children? Will they feel differently about my children being that they are biracial? All these questions run through my mind now. Its a very difficult subject and I wanted to know if it was just something that had been brought up or discussed on your blog.

Thanks for creating such a wonderful blog!

Take care and thanks for listening,

From Susanna in FL

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