“Mommy, I have changed my name to “The Sixth Jackson.”
Wait, really? I’m supposed to say, ‘This in my son, ‘The Sixth Jackson.’?’
No. You are supposed to say, “This is the Sixth Jackson.” And then I will show them my moves. And then they will understand.
—Mira Jacob. “37 Difficult Questions From My Mixed-Race Son.” Buzzfeed. June 8, 2015.
New to me. Mentioned as part of Mira Jacob’s just released, “Good Talk,” which is a graphic memoir of conversations that have this quote at their heart:
“I can’t protect you from spending a lifetime caught between the beautiful dream of a diverse nation and the complicated reality of one.”