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Spectrum - July 9, 2010

Board of Contributors: Smiling (ruefully) at responses to bi-racial families

by Elizabeth Lee

My daughter, Rowan, is half Chinese, and she doesn't look very much like me. My older son, Dale, who has a different father, has my red hair and ruddy face, and people knew we were mother and son from opposite ends of the playground.

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Elizabeth Lee is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, writer, and is a member of the Weekly's Board of Contributors. She lives in Palo Alto with her husband, two children and dog and can be e-mailed at


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