Matt Bush is an organizational culture consultant from Oakland, California. His primary studies and interests include child development, racial justice, and economics. After spending some time living and learning in Brazil and Switzerland, Matt currently lives back in Oakland with his wife and two cats less than 5 miles from where he was born.
Back in the 1980s, my grandparents were not initially thrilled that my mom had married a Black man. My mother is Chinese American, born and raised in Pasadena, California, by parents who emigrated from China in their late 20s, and my parents’ relationship with my grandparents was tense, to put it lightly.