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02/05/2014 06:42 pm ET | Updated Feb 05, 2014

Growing Up 'White,' Transracial Adoptee Learned To Be Black

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Chad Goller-Sojourner is African-American. In 1972, when he was 13 months old, he was adopted by white parents in Tacoma, Wash. He and his siblings are all different races than their parents.

They lived in a white suburb, but his parents worked hard to expose him to other people who looked like him, and checked out every library book with a black author they could find. They even sent the children to a more diverse school in a different neighborhood.

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