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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…


Celebrate Interracial Marriage on Loving Day!

What is Loving Day? Loving Day is the celebration of a victory for interracial couples that happens every year on June 12th.  You see, not so long ago, just about 50 years ago, interracial marriage was illegal. That is,…

raising a feminist daughter

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…


How to Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day

How to Celebrate 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…


Julián Castro Announces 2020 Presidential Campaign

Julián Castro Announces 2020 Presidential Campaign It’s official! Former HUD Secretary for the Obama Administration and San Antonio Mayor, Julián Castro, has announced that he’s running for president in 2020. For years, we’ve watched him rise in the political…


4 Ways to Support Couples in Interracial Relationships

4 Ways Support Couples in Interracial Relationships If you’re reading this article, you probably have a family member, friend or co-worker that’s in an interracial relationship. You’ve seen them struggling with negative criticism and you want to do your…


The TRUTH About What Dyslexia Really Is

Diagnosing My Husband with Dyslexia When I met my husband, I knew there was something different about him.  I couldn’t put my finger on it, but he was a bit goofy in social interactions and much kinder and more…

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

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

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…


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…


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

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…


On Feminism & Diversity: Raising a Feminist Daughter

Raising a Feminist Daughter So, the other day I was reading comments on the black dolls article and Angélica mentioned that she encourages her daughter to play with trucks and other toys that might be considered gender specific by most parents.…

Interracial Marriage, interracial couples, making it work

How to survive in an interracial relationship

Interracial Marriage: Making It Work Interracial relationships come with their own unique set of challenges.  For starters, more often than not, it is those closest to you who are most critical of your relationship and the choices you’ve made.…