Laying the Foundation for Healthy Racial Identity: Toddlers & Preschoolers

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Laying the Foundation for Healthy Racial Identity I’m by no means an expert on raising biracial children. I rely a lot on my husband, insights from other parents (hooray for on-line communities!), and whatever resources I manage to get my hands on, and then, with all of that as a guide, I follow my instincts. […]

Talking with my 5-year-old about Racism

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Talking with my 5-year-old about Racism Syndicated from Musing Momma. The other evening I asked my husband, “Do you think we should tell Zip about racism now?” Over the past five years, we’ve talked openly about race and skin color and cultural differences. We’ve presented these as things to celebrate and appreciate. We’ve done a great […]

Critical Mixed Race Studies FREE Conference in Chicago {Nov 1-4}

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Critical Mixed Race Studies FREE Conference in Chicago The Critical Mixed Race Studies Conference, which brings together scholars from a variety of fields nationwide, will be held at DePaul University in Chicago on November 1-4, 2012. What is Critical Mixed Race Studies? From their website: “Critical Mixed Race Studies (CMRS) is the transracial, transdisciplinary, and transnational critical analysis of […]

Biracial Parenting: How Important Is Diversity In Schools?

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How Important Is Diversity In Schools? Syndicated from Musing Momma. How important is it for children of color to attend a school that has diversity?  I ask, because our son just started kindergarten and his school is like a big ol’ slice of Wonderbread. It is really white. I knew when we moved a few years ago that the […]

Biracial Families: Just when you thought you made a difference…

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Biracial Families: Just when you thought you made a difference… When I first started my professional career I was under the assumption that college made you more culturally sensitive, after all, didn’t everybody take Sociology 101? What I soon found out was, spending $40,000 on a degree does not guarantee that you will be able […]

Add Your Site to Our Multicultural Bloggers Directory!

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Add Your Site to Our Multicultural Bloggers Directory! It’s been a while since we’ve talked about our multicultural bloggers directory, but we want to share it with you again, now that we’ve redesigned and styled it! The Multicultural Familia Directory is a catalog of multicultural blogs and businesses in the online community.  There are mixed […]

Biracial Stories: She’s the Mom, Not the Nanny

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Biracial Stories: She’s the Mom, Not the Nanny A funny thing happened on the way to the Starbucks a couple of weeks ago.  How could a woman, the mother of a five-month-old baby, be mistaken for that child’s nanny? It’s a colorful tale. Several months ago, when my wife was pregnant, I was concerned by the comment an […]

U.S. Census Proposes More Changes to Race Categories {Huff Post}

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U.S. Census Proposes More Changes to Race Categories WASHINGTON — To keep pace with rapidly changing notions of race, the Census Bureau wants to make broad changes to its surveys that would treat “Hispanic” as a distinct category regardless of race, end use of the term “Negro” and offer new ways to identify Middle Easterners. […]

Raising Color Blind Kids And Why I Wouldn’t Dare {De Su Mama}

Raising Color Blind Kids And Why I Wouldn’t Dare In college I took a year-long Multicultural Mediation course that met on Saturdays and required an overnight camping trip in order to earn a passing grade. Going to school every Saturday is a testament to any college student’s dedication, but I would do it again in […]

True Love Has No Color – An Interracial Wedding & Baby Story

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True Love Has No Color – An Interracial Wedding & Baby Story I recently married into a family with a skin color a few shades darker than my own.  A distinguished, open-minded family for sure, my new father, a Nigerian who got his PHD in California, my new mother has a masters from UCLA, my […]

How to Survive in a Interracial Relationship When You Don’t Have the Support of Your Family & Friends

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How to Survive in an Interracial Relationship 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 make.  There is a special kind of hurt and deep disappointment that comes with attacks from your […]