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Soledad O’Brien shares scary story about strangers who thought she kidnapped her mixed-race daughter

Black Women, Mixed Race, News, Race, Soledad OBrien -

Soledad O’Brien shares scary story about strangers who thought she kidnapped her mixed-race daughter

On Twitter earlier this week, journalist Soledad O’Brien revealed that she was once followed home by a group of angry women who thought she was kidnapping her own daughter. O’Brien’s daughter is of mixed race and looks like her white father.

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“This DID happen to me. I was followed home (from church) by an angry bunch of ladies yelling “she stole the baby” as I was wrestling with my then-2 year old awfully behaved daughter;” she tweeted. ” Anchoring Today show, so at the same time OTHER people were waving hi to me. Kid looks like dad”

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Mistaken for the Nanny

People responded to her tweet with stories of their own about parental confusion due to children being of mixed race. One Twitter user said someone had the nerve to ask her “what’s in” her daughter. Another woman shared that she regular gets confused as the nanny or stepmother.

O’Brien was responding to a news story about a white woman who  says an airline forced her to show proof that she was her mixed raced son’s mother. The ticket agent said she asked for proof because the woman and the child had different last names, but the mom believes it was about race.

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