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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 people know of it, but it was a…

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) and said, “Look mama, that lady’s on a…

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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 ago.  It was a little scary, there was…

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,…

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…

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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 children in order to protect them.  Maybe we…

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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 issue and I’m afraid that a lot of…