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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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Bicultural Bliss: 10 Benefits of Biculturalism

Bicultural Bliss: 10 Benefits of Biculturalism I was reading a post from Multilingual Living and I couldn’t help but smile.  I loved Corey’s “10 Reasons Why You Should Marry a Foreigner“!  I can’t say that every point on the…

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Spanglish: “Right” or “Wrong”?

Spanglish: “Right” or “Wrong”? The fact that we even ask this question shows our prejudice. Language, like all things, is continually growing and changing. “Proper” Spanish and English neither came about in a single night or from a single…

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Code Switching is an Inherently Multicultural Experience

 Code Switching is an Inherently Multicultural Experience Have you ever noticed that you have one set of verbal and non-verbal attributes in one conversation and then participate differently in the next?  Our accents may change, our expressions, body language…

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Study finds: White children are more negative about race

“White kids are far more negative about racial interactions than black kids.” I think most people have seen this to be true and there are plenty of studies to back up this statement.  The reality is…race is a problem…

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Favorite Multicultural Resources {Multicultural Mondays}

Favorite Multicultural Resources This is a Multicultural Mondays post!  To join in, CLICK HERE for details and come back to this post to add your link!  :) I’m a little late posting this because the weekend ran over into my week…and then my internet was…

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Code-Switching is Part of Our Multicultural Identity

Multiculturals & Code-Switching Have you ever noticed that you have one set of verbal and non-verbal attributes in one conversation and then participate differently in the next?  Our accents may change, our expressions, body language and even our whole…

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Multicultural Mondays Blog Hop: Growing Up Global {Greetings}

  This week, for Multicultural Monday, I’m continuing my reading from Homa Sabet Tavangar’s Growing Up Global.  This week’s chapter was about greetings and how important they are for forming friendships that can allow us to see others as…

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#MulticulturalMondays Blog Hop: Growing Up Global {Friendship}

  Image via growingupglobal.net   It’s been a couple of weeks since I last wrote a Multicultural Mondays post.  Being sick does that to you.  But I’m starting to feel better now and I’m actually glad that I had…

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A New Deals Site for Multicultural Families!

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Multicultural Familia™ Launches New Deals Site for Multicultural Families   Sioux Falls, SD – January 30th, 2012 – Multicultural Familia™ has launched a new deals site for multicultural families.  The aim of the site is to highlight businesses…

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What is Bicultural Identity?

What is Bicultural Identity? I’ve had quite a few individuals approach me and tell me that they were pleasantly surprised to realize that they were bicultural. I’m always a bit saddened, but mostly glad, to hear this announcement. On…

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We're Going to Blogalicious!

   Image: Gaylord National Hotel & Conference Center / Blogalicious Weekend   I have a little bit of news for you!  We’re going to Blogalicious!  On Friday, I was contacted by Clever Girls Collective who told me that I had won…

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#MixedFam Q&A: Interview With Tara Villanueva, Writer & Polynesian Dancer

This post is part of a series of interviews with families like ours, who are ‘mixed’ and Latino.  Read more interviews here: MixedFam Q&A Tara Villanueva is of Puerto-Rican, Hawaiian, and Filipina heritage.  She is a singer-songwriter, polynesian dancer…

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#MixedFam Q&A: Angélica Pérez of NewLatina.net

This post is part of a series of interviews with families like ours, who are ‘mixed’ and Latino.  Read more interviews here: MixedFam Q&A Angélica Pérez-Litwin, PhD is best known as the creative force, Publisher and CEO, of NEW…

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New Study Aims to Explore Multiracial Parenting & Identity

    For mixed families, one of the most important and confusing discussions in parenting often concerns identity.  Mixed, multiracial, multiethnic individuals often have a difficult course set ahead of them in a country ruled by racial categories.  Where…

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Racial Identity: When ‘White’ Doesn’t Quite Fit

Racial Identity: When ‘White’ Doesn’t Quite Fit Can white people call themselves ‘mixed’?  Can they see themselves as something other than white, if they appear visually white?  Sometimes, I don’t know.  All my childhood, I struggled with that label…the…

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The White Privilege Series: Talking To Your Kids About Race

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. Addressing White Privilege: Talking To Your Kids About…

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Biracial Spider-Man: Bye Bye Peter Parker, Hello Miles Morales!

A New Biracial Spider-Man! Ok, there’s been quite a buzz lately about the new Spider-man and some are excited, but many are wondering, why didn’t Marvel just create a new Black super hero or a Latino super hero, and why mixed?  Why…

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Mixed Identity & Latinos {Multicultural Familia}

Mixed Identity & Latinos There have been a lot of interesting posts in the news and in the blog world lately.  Many that promote the celebration of mixed heritage and some that make us pause to consider, “What does…

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Mixed Latinos & Multiracial Identity

Image Pew Social Trends Mixed Latinos & Multiracial Identity Most times, Americans don’t think of Latinos as being mixed or multicultural, but in reality Latinos are leaders of multiculturalism and mixed families.  Start off with the fact that most…

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Biweekly Tweetchat: Bicultural Life & Favorite Links!

  Lately, I’ve been missing my chat time with my amigas, my political buddies and fellow bicultural/multicultural parents.  I’ve been busy over at Multicultural Familia, as have many of our contributors and the Biweekly Tweetchats for @mculturalfam have been…

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How We Are Smart Book Review #FamiliaReads

{This giveaway is CLOSED} Thank you for participating and please enjoy this review! I have a fabulous multicultural children’s book to share with you from Lee & Low Books!  The book, How We Are Smart, features several hand-picked individuals from…

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Trials of the Interracial Couple

Common Challenges for Interracial Couples 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 be said…

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Why I Started Blogging

Why I Started Blogging When I first started blogging, my hope was that my family would read this blog and understand how I feel about racism.  I hoped that they might realize why it’s an important issue to me…

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The Multicultural Magazine is in High Gear!

It’s been a while since I’ve talked about the new online magazine, but I’ve been plenty busy working on it behind the scenes.  We have some amazing writers from across the blogosphere…some recognizable and others who will probably be…

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Cinco de Mayo: Fiesta Buena o Mala?

Ok, not the best videos, but they get the point across.  Check out the list of posts below for more in-depth discussions on Cinco de Mayo. How Gringos Celebrate Cinco de Mayo   Is this the Cinco de Mayo celebration that…