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Wait, How's That Racist? {Cadburry's Bliss Ad}

  For some time now, I’ve been wanting to start a series called “Wait, How’s That Racist?”  With all the ads popping up online and some of the crazy attacks aimed at our president and other public figures, I…

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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 Flip-Side: Can Newbie Insiders Be Trusted?

A couple of days ago, I wrote about how becoming an insider among another race can make you an outsider with your own.  Today, I wanted to talk about the flip-side of being an insider…the second edge of the…

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Racism: Outsider, Turned Insider

It’s hard to speak about everyone’s experience, but as a white woman, married to dark-skinned man…I’ve had some experiences that most wouldn’t be comfortable listening to or acknowledging.  I am part of a group of whites who have married…

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Why I Hate Spanking

Today is the Great Spank Out Day.  It’s a day when parents talk about their experiences and encourage other to take part in peaceful discipline, rather than aggressive discipline.  Spanking is something that I’m strongly against, and while many…

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We Need More Grace

Image Credit: Flickr / Ciro Boro – photo   I’m a Christian, I don’t hesitate to admit it.  I’m a Catholic, take it as you will.  Regardless of those facts, I am not nearly a perfect person, I can’t claim…

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Why I Hate Slurs

Can I be blunt for a minute? One of the biggest things about me that people just don’t get is my absolute disgust of slurs, racial or any other kind.  I flat out don’t use them and cringe when others do.…

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Our Wedding – Part 2 (The Beauties)

Read Part 1 >> The Better Parts of Our Intercultural Wedding Although our wedding had been very stressful and caused me to have a near breakdown just weeks before the “I DOs”, we were happy to finally be married…

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Our Wedding – Part 1 (The Beasts)

Wedding Horrors My husband and I were very much in love and excited to finally be getting married.  We had been together for almost four years by the time we’d gotten hitched, a fact that drove my hubby crazy…

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How I Lost My Spanish

How I Lost My Spanish I usually don’t write too many personal posts because I have trouble believing that anyone would be interested, but after the last one, I just felt like there was so much more to say.…

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Multiculturalism: It’s For Everyone!

Americans and Multiculturalism I’ve talked with friends and family and have sometimes gotten blank and uncomfortable stares when mentioning words like “bilingual,” “multicultural” and “diversity“.  For many, these concepts can seem foreign and strange…an unreachable and unknown destination.  But I want to…

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The Key to Higher Education Lies in the Hands of Latino Parents

While in college I had the opportunity to volunteer with a program called the Hispanic Youth Career Conference.  The HYCC board was founded in an effort to recruit an underrepresented population of students to the college, Latinos.  Despite our…

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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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“Burden” or “Asset”: How Do You View Illegal Immigrants?

Arizona claims that they have all the answers…tighter borders, remove ethnic education from schools and take rights away from what they call “Anchor babies” by denying them citizenship.  With all the conflict in the media and so many individuals…

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"Burden" or "Asset": How Do You View Illegal Immigrants?

Arizona claims that they have all the answers…tighter borders, remove ethnic education from schools and take rights away from what they call “Anchor babies” by denying them citizenship.  With all the conflict in the media and so many individuals…

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The Wrath of La Cuñada

What could be worse than taking on your mother-in-law?  The dreaded sister-in-law. It may have been obvious to some, but I was completely unaware that a sister-in-law could bring so much grief and make me feel like such an…

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How To Raise Confident Multicultural & Multiracial Children

Raising 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 the mother of…

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English-Only Laws?

In today’s world it would seem that we have grown into a more diverse and unified nation that accepts multiculturalism and appreciates the benefits of diversity.  I mean, we do have a black president…right?  Strangely, discrimination has persisted throughout…

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Conflicts & Blessings Between Borders

Conflicts & Blessings Between Borders Being the parent of a bilingual child isn’t always easy…especially when you’re not fluent. I’ve been teaching my daughter Spanish since birth…a few words here and there, never speaking in full conversations because I…

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Understanding Hurtful & Abusive Relationships

Over the course of a lifetime, it seems that each of us will have to deal with a hurtful or abusive relationship at one point or another.  Whether it be an overly critical mother-in-law or an aggressive spouse, we…

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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.…