Every now and then, I write about race and what it means to be black in the U.S. today.
There’s one problem.
My two year old daughter is black, but I’m merely a third party spectator to all race will mean to her as she grows.
|Christian speaker/writer Deidra Riggs|
Last month, Christian speaker and writer Deidra Riggs invited me to guest post about race on her blog. I jumped up and down and screamed and cheered, and then I felt a little nauseous. Deidra is big-time real-deal speaker and conference leader who contributes at the amazingly popular (in)courage… but that didn’t intimidate me nearly as much as this one little fact: Deidra Riggs is black.
So after tormenting myself, wondering what this white girl could contribute about diversity on the website of a woman who truly knows what it is to live as part of the minority… I emailed my contribution to her.
Adoptive mamas… Deidra told me some good news.
During the month of October, Deidra is writing for thirty-one days straight on the topic of race.
I’m excited my guest post will be featured during this time.
But more than that, I’m excited to hear in depth what a Christian black woman has to say about diversity.
This will be an invaluable lesson for all of us.
Especially those of us raising black children with no concept of what it’s like to be black.