Ask AF: A More Diverse Neighborhood?

Part of growing up is learning to understand race. Experts explain how living in a diverse neighborhood can help your child put together the puzzle.

Q: My husband and I are white, and we’ve adopted from Guatemala and Ethiopia. Our mostly white neighborhood has many families formed through international adoption, but we’ve been considering moving to a multicultural neighborhood that’s primarily Latino and Asian. What would you advise?   A: Non-white children benefit from being around other non-white people, children and adults, on a regular basis. This is more important than finding a community that “matches” a child’s ethnicity. For this reason, I think moving to the ...

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