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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…

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Raising a Feminist Daughter and Son

Raising a Feminist Daughter My daughter is 10 and my son is 4.  Since they were born, I have been working hard to make sure that neither of them grows up conforming to traditional gender roles.  I want them…

Understanding White Privilege, white privilege, slavery, anti-racism, comic strips, illustrations, racism
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White Privilege & Anti-Racism in the Funnies

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…

Black Male Privilege and Black Women
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Black Male Privilege & Black Women {Trending Tweets}

#BlackPowerIsForBlackMen Trending on Twitter If you don’t think that male privilege inherently disadvantages women, think again.  If you don’t realize that men regardless of race (Black, Latino, etc.) have an advantage over women of color, you’re in for a…

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Book Review: Mama’s Child by Joan Steinau Lester

I recently received a review copy of Mama’s Child from JKS Communications.  The following is my full review.  All opinions are my own. Mama’s Child is a book about identity and self-exploration.  It is a tale that is deeply entwined…

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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…

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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 it here » Parenting Awareness: ‘Race’ Talk #1 So today,…

Education vs Incarceration infographic
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Education vs Incarceration {Infographic}

Education vs Incarceration {Infographic} One of the biggest problems facing society today. We value punishment more than education and fail to see the importance of education as a major influence in an individual’s lifetime contribution to this nation.  We are driving our economy…