Growing Up Black in a White Family

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Aaron Stigger

Aaron Stigger, a Los Angeles-based actor, was adopted as a child into a white family. hide caption

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A new report suggests that white parents aren't adequately prepared to raise black children.

Aaron Stigger personifies colorblind adoption.

He's an African-American man adopted as a young child into a white family in the Chicago area.

He reflects on what it means to be part of a transracial family.

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