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The White Privilege Series: Workplace Discrimination

This post is part of a series about white privilege, in which I discuss my views on the topic and how it affects our greater community.  Click here to read the entire series. Not long ago, I wrote a post about workplace discrimination and how white Americans get trapped in believing they are “equal opportunity employers”, when actually, they’re not.  It’s something my husband has struggled with, time and again.  It’s a barrier that most people of color continually battle, yet somehow,…

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Behind the “America The Beautiful” Coca-Cola Ad

I’m not a big Coke drinker.  In fact, I try to avoid it when I can, which is not easy when you’re married to a Texan.  But regardless, I saw Coca-Cola’s “America The Beautiful” Ad last night and I…

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,…

Code-Switching is Part of Our Multicultural Identity

Multiculturals & Code-Switching Have you ever noticed that you have one set of verbal and non-verbal attributes in one conversation and then participate differently in the next?  Our accents may change, our expressions, body language and even our whole…

The ‘Good’ & ‘Bad’ of Interracial Relationships

The ‘Good’ & ‘Bad’ of Interracial Relationships One of the disadvantages of being an interracial couple is the fact that you have to bite your tongue so often in order to get by unscathed.  There is so much more that can…

Tips for Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Who is Martin Luther King Jr. ?  Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., not to be confused with the 15th century German priest Martin Luther, is an internationally recognized civil rights leader and preacher who promoted non-violent activism against racial discrimination and…

Why Pink? It's a Symbolism Thing – Becoming a Feminist Mom

Becoming a Feminist Mom Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about shedding the pink skin I wear on Bicultural Mom.  For one, it’s never been my favorite color, it doesn’t exactly depict strength or political savvy, so what’s the…