How Racism Turned an Interracial Family’s Trip to Walmart into a Kidnapping Investigation

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By Kristen Gwynne

A Virginia father’s trip to Walmart last week took an unexpected turn when he was accused of kidnapping his three young daughters because their skin color did not match his. Joseph, a white father in an interracial marriage who does not want his family name revealed, has three daughters, a 4-year-old and 2-year-old twins. According to Fox News in DC, Joseph took them to Walmart in Potomac Mills in Woolbridge to cash a check, then was “shocked” to find a Prince William County police officer waiting for them at home.

“He asks us very sincerely, ‘Hey, I was sent here by Walmart security. I just need to make sure that the children that you have are your own,’” Joseph told Fox.

“I was dumbfounded,” his wife, Keana, told Fox, “I sat there for a minute and I thought, ‘Did he just ask us if these were our kids knowing what we went through to have our children?’

Read More How Racism Turned an Interracial Family’s Trip to Walmart into a Kidnapping Investigation | Alternet.

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