Beyond Trayvon: Race & Justice In America airs TONIGHT, March 30th at 8p and 10p ET on CNN

Beyond Trayvon: Race & Justice In America TONIGHT ON CNN anchor Soledad O’Brien hosts a townhall on a controversial event that has gripped the nation: the shooting of Trayvon Martin. In this one hour special, several panels will examine and discuss the facts of the case and the many angles that have come into play including: the […]

Reader Q&A: How should I talk to my child about race?

We recently started a series on Multicultural Familia called Reader Q&A.  You, the readers, can send in your questions (anonymously, if preferred) to be published. Our readers and writers will respond with their best answers and hopefully shed some light on your questions about race, religion, parenting, relationships and more.  We hope that this new series will help […]

Trayvon Martin Could Be Your Son Too: Racial Profiling & Interracial Relationships

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Racial Profiling & Interracial Relationships “Will my White husband be able to sympathize and empathize with our biracial son if he is a victim of any racial iniquities?” I thought of this question last month, and upon asking Joseph his opinion, he answered, “I’m not sure because I’ve never had to deal with that. Yet, […]

Celebrating Diversity as a Family

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Submitted by Sarah Morris on behalf of Primrose Schools – preschools that make a difference in your child’s education. Celebrating Diversity as a Family Explaining the concept of diversity to a child can be difficult for any parent. However, pointing out all of the wonders of different cultures and making the learning experience enjoyable and […]

Native American Spirituality In The United States Prison System {Part 3: Native Voices}

Native American Voices in the U.S. Prison System Welcome back to our series on Native American Spirituality In The United States Prison System. In Part 1 we looked at Native spiritual practices and sacred objects prohibited in prison and their importance. Part 2 presented a brief history of legislation affecting the religious freedom of incarcerated […]

Familia Eats: Homemade Flour Tortillas

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  Homemade Flour Tortillas (Mexican style) A classic staple in many Latino households, tortillas are a more than a tasty side, they’re also a great utensil for scooping mouthfuls of your favorite foods!  Whether you’re snacking on chorizo, waking up to a steaming plate of papa con huevo or making a taco with some left […]

What Does the Term ‘Hapa’ Mean?

  What does it mean to be ‘hapa’? Many multiracials, especially those with Asian/Pacific roots may have heard of the term “hapa” to describe an individual of Japanese decent, mixed with a variety of other heritages.  But for those who haven’t heard the term, here’s a clip from the film One Big Hapa Family that […]

Racism Among Hispanics: The George Zimmerman Misconception

Latinos Can’t be Racist? As I watched the news this morning about yet another story trying to profile George Zimmerman, the alleged shooter in the Treyvon Martin case, the reporter asked a former neighbor if Zimmerman was a racist. The white neighbor replied that she didn’t think so and quickly added that he was a […]

Justice for Amina – #RIPAmina

  Justice for Amina – #RIPAmina On March 10th a young woman in Morocco committed suicide.  This in and of itself is sad however, Amina Filali was sixteen years old, a victim of rape and underage marriage, and married by her fathers’ will to her rapist.  After her death there was a global outcry against what happened.  There also were reports that […]

Mourning the Loss of Trayvon Martin, Everyone’s Son

Mourning the Loss of Trayvon Martin In 1995 I met my son for the very first time, although I had known him for some months – his movements, his growth…his potential. Across the country, and unknown to me, another expectant mother was taking a parallel journey; adventuring through morning sickness, her unborn’s first noticeable kicks, contractions, […]

Trayvon Martin: A Crime Gone Unpunished

Trayvon Martin – Where’s the Justice? I had hoped to get through this year without hearing something of this nature. Recently, it seems we are writing more and more about the injustices that face people of color. It is this type of crime that makes me afraid for my mixed children who are Half-Black and Half-Mexican American. Trayvon […]