Biracial Fusion Writer Fears Her Child Might Be White, Prays That Inherited Privilege Won’t Divide Family

Matt Vespa
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Posted: May 05, 2016 7:58 AM
 Biracial Fusion Writer Fears Her Child Might Be White, Prays That Inherited Privilege Won’t Divide Family

Liberals freak out about everything; they’re offended by everything. It seems like on a fairly regular basis it’s an almost quasi-competition to see who can be the most unhinged. Well, look at Fusion’s Xavia Dryden. She’s a half-black and half-white. Her husband is white. She’s pregnant, and freaking out that her child could be white. Oh, it gets worse. She hopes that her possibly white son’s privilege doesn’t divide the family. She also hopes that he recognizes her as his mother (via NewsBusters):

“These are the fears I harbor for the quarter of my son that is black. For the whiteness within him, and for myself, I harbor other fears—fears of erasure that fill me with shame, because while I pray that my son will not suffer the slings and injustices of American Otherness, I also pray that his privilege, should he inherit it, will not divide us.”

“I fear that my son—insulated for nine-odd months in the warm shelter of my womb—will burst into the world and not recognize me. I fear that he will, in the midst of latching his tiny mouth around my nipple, see its darkness against his impossibly pale skin and see not his mother, but a stranger.”

Now, she also says she’s hopeful that none of this will happen. I am too. But let’s be frank—this is pretty crazy. This is what your worried about. You’re not worried about the umbilical cord possibly being wrapped around his neck, a premature birth, drops in blood pressure, or any pregnancy-related medical emergency—you’re worried about whether his white privilege might divide the household. Let’s get a grip and focus on the problems that are real.

Xavia, I hope your son is happy and healthy, and that your family lives a good life. That could become increasingly complicated if you continue to indulge in this self-inflicted misery by adhering to the ethos of political correctness.