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In the US there are 11 million plus interracial marriages Along with these marriagescome millions of biracial children Not everyone believes having biracial children is agood idea Some believe these parents are committing a grave offense against theirchildren and thus they are unintentionally hurting their own children Washington 278 This a problem which many people are concerned about teachers and social workersespecially They are scared biracial children will not get the extra time and energy theyneed to live as a normal child Adults are needed to help the children understand whythey are different and how to deal with it Biracial children must learn to cope with theproblems that come with being multi-culturalOne of the biggest problems biracial children have is finding their identity Whatare you is one of the most commonly asked questions that biracial children have toanswer to Being unable to give a one race answer causes problems for both the childand whom ever they are talking to Many people do not understand how someone can betwo or more races In their eyes you can only have one race Since being biracial is notnormal to them they look down on these people This kind of behavior can makegrowing up especially hard for children In the past children were identified by theparent of color If one parent were black then the childs race was black also But if thechild were able to pass as white then he was considered to be white Wardle 2 Thiseliminated a lot of problems for biracial because children they were not expected to givean explanation for their race Eventually this system no longer worked because thenumber of single mothers began to increase making it hard to be sure of the fathers race Now many parents are trying to teach their children it is okay to be biracialChildren who identify themselves with their minority race are not asked for furtherexplanations by other children and adults While those who choose both
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