When I brought this particular man home, my parents loved him because he is a kind, funny, hard working person - just like them. There is something so intimate about looking at a couple, outside their home, not grinning, not posing, just standing: From the first conversation I had with my husband about his parents' wish that he marry a Korean person, I felt badly for him. It was a very real possibility that I would never be accepted by his family and even worse, that he might be disowned or at least never spoken to again because he wanted to marry me. My children are young, but I have not seen one challenge parenting biracial or bicultural kids.
So I would imagine that is the image they've felt they have to dispel.
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How much of a challenge has parenting been in a bicultural relationship? When I brought this particular man home, my parents loved him because he is a kind, funny, hard working person - just like them. But now, people from all over the US, as well as Britain and Canada, write to her, wanting to take part in her project. Later, I held the snake and my daughter held the snake too — that big one weighed 30lbs! My mom was a huge advocate of me writing this book, and helping other families through this last prejudice that exists primarily at home. Their relationship would not go over well with his Korean parents.