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How To Raise Confident Multiracial Children

How To Raise Confident Multiracial Children Like most parents, I’ve thought a lot about my daughter’s future.  I have considered race, culture, language, religion and so many other factors that will become a part of her developing identity.  Being the mother of biracial children, it’s been a growing concern for me. While our nation is increasingly diverse, there are still factors that can leave kids feeling less than confident about their heritage and wondering where they fit in.  This can…

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Best Bilingual, Multicultural & Educational Television for Kids

Best Bilingual / Multicultural & Educational Television for Kids

  Best Bilingual / Multicultural & Educational Television for Kids These days there are a growing number of bilingual programs that teach language and cultural lessons to kids.  Many more shows include diverse characters.  Here is a list of…

Why are all the Christmas Tree Toppers White and Blonde?

Why are all the Christmas Tree Toppers White and Blonde? For years, we had a beautiful brown-skinned angel on top of our tree.  I found it one day while searching around at a local department store in my hometown…

A new cartoon for biracial Spider-man (Miles Morales)

Biracial Spider-man comes to television Biracial Spider-man (Aka. Miles Morales) is expanding to television, in a new cartoon series where he will be voiced by Donald Glover. I wrote about biracial spider-man back in 2011 when it was first announced that…

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Is Disney’s First Latina Princess ‘Latina Enough’?

*UPDATES BELOW – PLEASE SCROLL DOWN FOR MORE* Today I was wandering around on Facebook as usual and I came across a post about Disney’s first Latina princess.  If you haven’t heard yet, here’s a quick video preview of…

Parenting Awareness: ‘Race’ Talk #2

Parenting Awareness: ‘Race’ Talk #2 Some of you might remember not long ago that I wrote the first in a series of ‘race talks’ with my daughter about skin color.  Read it here » Parenting Awareness: ‘Race’ Talk #1 So today,…

Parenting Awareness: 'Race' Talk #1

Parenting Awareness: ‘Race’ Talk #1 Well, my daughter is officially three now and not too long after her birthday in July she started pointing out colors on people and asking some questions about our colors.  Was I nervous?  No.…