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    White Privilege & Anti-Racism in the Funnies

    Understanding White Privilege, white privilege, slavery, anti-racism, comic strips, illustrations, racism

    Understanding White Privilege I’m always looking for new ways to help others understand white privilege and racism, and gain more knowledge myself.  Today I found a website that I think is pretty helpful.  It has comic strips with characters talking about white privilege and racism in quick little snippets that might be easier for some to digest. The image above is one of many anti-racism cartoons that you can find on Ampersand, a political cartoons blog by Barry Deutsch.  The…

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    On Racial Profiling, Stereotypes & Self-Preservation

    On Racial Profiling, Stereotypes & Self-Preservation Sometimes I get emotional thinking about where my husband could’ve ended up…where he could still end up. We once lived in Kalamazoo, Michigan.  Not many…

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    Women on Motorcycles? YES.

    Women on Motorcycles?  YES. Life never fails to produce teachable moments.  Today, we were driving around town and mija quickly turned toward me (I was riding in the backseat with her)…

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    More on My First Time Flying

    First Time Flying   Last week I wrote about my first time flying and what it was like psychologically to embark on my first flight, that I had somehow deemed an impossibility long…

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    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…

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    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…

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    Limiting Our Children to Protect Them? {Racism Review}

      Protecting Our Kids from Becoming the Next Trayvon Martin I was reading Racism Review earlier this week and came across a really interesting article about how we put limits on our…

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    Another Black Youth Killed by NYPD

    Image: Flickr / jtl308   This is the third story this week of a young black male being killed by NYPD.  Not injured…KILLED.   It seems there isn’t enough uproar about the…