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  1. says:

    September 16, 2010 at 5:19 am

    I got annoyed at an a person who was mentioning another person and she said, "Oh, she's the one with the half-black baby." As if it was taboo. I said, "Oh yeah, Well do you know me as the lady with the half-Jew boys?" I thought it was rude to descride a child or a mother that way. First of all, the lady is a mother, wife, and a person. And her children are beautiful human beings, people. When I made the comment sarcasticly about my boys, she looked at me as though I were insane. And I said, you can mention a person without saying, they are "half-black, half-Jew, etc. There is nothing wrong with a mixed heritage. We welcome our mixed family, I was just annoyed by the way it was said.

    Your daughter is so sweet and beautiful.

  2. Martha says:

    September 16, 2010 at 6:19 am

    Yep, it's often the way it's said. There is some sort of subtle nastiness in those type of comments. Luckily, we have not dealt with it at all. But I've also kept us in a pretty close-knit circle thus far. It will be interesting to see how we are viewed once she starts going to school and being around a much wider circle of friends.

    Generally I like to think that most people mean well, but it can get under your skin sometimes when the comments start happening more frequently, or when you are taken by surprise.

  3. says:

    September 16, 2010 at 8:20 am

    Very true. When I was pregnant with both boys, there were a few ugly comments directed towards me by some Jewish women. Saying they weren't half Jewish and my husband should marry his own kind. I would say, well his own kind is human. And also point out that they may not be half Jewish by religion, but they are half Jewish by heritage. It still boggles my mind when people behave this way.

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