My Lady Has Issues With My Biracial Son

Ask Demetria: Her reaction to your mixed-race child tells you all you need to know about her.

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If she is willing to accept your son, then she needs to actively work on her issues with race, and I prefer that she do so with the help of a professional. By all means, keep her away from your child until she can handle his biracial identity.

Good luck!

Demetria L. Lucas is a contributing editor to The Root, a life coach and the author of A Belle in Brooklyn: The Go-to Girl for Advice on Living Your Best Single Life. She answers your dating and relationship questions on The Root each week. Feel free to ask anything at

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