A Video Postscript to Black History Month

A mother gathers the experts to school her biracial son on his heritage

Newsweek's Raina Kelley and family

Newsweek staff writer Raina Kelley created a sweet videotaped postscript of sorts to Black History Month, addressed to her biracial toddler son, Gabe. It's a follow-up to her November 2009 Newsweek article "A Letter to My Son on Election Night," and tempers the exuberance of that article with the sober reality that "Barack Obama and his election is fabulous, but it doesn't mean that racism in this country is over [or] that we live in a postracial world."

And because she knows that "no one ever believes their mother," she got experts such as Ellis Cose and Annette Gordon-Reed to weight in.

The Root encourages respectful debate and dialogue in our commenting community. To improve the commenting experience for all our readers we will be experimenting with some new formats over the next few weeks. During this transition period the comments section will be unavailable to users.

We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your continued support of The Root.

While we are experimenting, please feel free to leave feedback below about your past experiences commenting at The Root.