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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…

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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,…

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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…

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Why You Should Celebrate Black History Month – Every Day

Black History Month (originally Negro History Week) was established in 1926 in an attempt to promote black history learning among the general population.  Before it’s establishment, black faces were systematically left out of American history and black history in education…

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Racism Film Recommendation {Multicultural Familia}

Image via pbs.org   Slavery and the Making of America One of the best films series I’ve probably ever seen, I think this is the ultimate disc series to give the avid anti-racist.  There is a wealth of information here that few films…

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The White Privilege Series: Revealing the Origins

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. Sometimes it’s difficult to articulate what white privilege is, but…

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"Black in Latin America": Dominicans vs. Haitians?

A lot of people are talking about Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr.’s PBS series, “Black in Latin America” and it’s portrayal of Dominicans.  I have to agree that the story is pretty one-sided, so I can understand the upset…

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Henry Louis Gates Jr. is a "bigot"?

  Today I saw this comment on the Being Latino Facebook page under their post about Prof. Henry Louis Gates, Jr.’s “Black in Latin America” special:   NALs: I find many of the responses made by Dominicans concerning the…

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Realizing the Problem of Racism

Black History Month is drawing to a close and I can’t help but feel disappointed that much of America is content to limit black history to a single month.  While it is important to keep Black History Month in order…

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The Importance of Black History Month

I was planning to write a tender and somewhat less objectionable article about Black History Month.  But, in light of the video that I viewed yesterday, along with millions of other Americans, I don’t see how I can separate…