Lessons I do not want to teach my children–about Dharun Ravi, Trayvon Martin, Shaima Alawadi

My children are multiracial, so they might be perceived as any number of stereotypes. They might be perceived as Caucasian, different kinds of Asian, Hispanic, Arab, Native American, foreign, exotic, lotus blossom, both victim and suspect….I am not only trying to prevent trouble they might encounter, I am also secretly preparing them for the court battle that would follow.
I review constantly because, like these African American parents, I want these to become habits, so that they will not forget.