Our Beautiful 4-Year-Old Says She Wants to Be White

And sometimes rejects her Daddy because ‘he’s chocolate’

Julie van Maanen

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Photo by Sean Bernstein on Unsplash

Our daughter is a mixed-race little Cuban girl living in Spain.

Daddy is Afro-Cuban black and I am British white. The terms I use are perfectly acceptable in British society and in Cuba, and this is how we describe our family. I apologise to any American

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Julie van Maanen

Top writer in Parenting. Multi-lingual traveller, writer, learner, teacher. Raising my little girl in Cuba and Europe and cannot wait to show her the world.