Slate’s parenting podcast on raising a child of a different race.

Strangers Keep Asking About My Daughter’s Race, on Slate’s Parenting Podcast

Strangers Keep Asking About My Daughter’s Race, on Slate’s Parenting Podcast

Slate's parenting podcast.
April 5 2018 2:00 PM

Mom and Dad Are Fighting: The “Fascist Haircut” Edition

Slate’s parenting podcast on what to do when strangers ask about your child’s heritage.

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On this week’s episode, Rebecca, Carvell, and Gabe answer a question from a mother whose daughter doesn’t look like the rest of her family and another from a mom who’s worried that her son’s haircut will make him look like a member of the alt-right. Plus: parenting triumphs and fails, recommendations, and more. And on Slate Plus this week: Easter! Does it celebrate the resurrection of Christ and his glorious promise of eternal life for all who believe in him—or is it just an opportunity to eat egg-shaped chocolate?


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