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. […]

One mother’s response to her 7 year old about female body image {RachelSimmons.com}

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One mother’s response to her 7 year old about female body image by Janell Hofmann I am sitting, cross legged, on the bathroom floor trimming my five year old daughters’ toenails.  My nine year old son showers his muddy body as I lean against the tub.  My three year old daughter wrestles herself into pajamas […]

WATCH: If She Can See It, She Can Be It {SeeJane.org}

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On Gabby Douglas, Dominique Dawes & Brown Girls Everywhere {Nadirah Angail}

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On Gabby Douglas, Dominique Dawes & Brown Girls Everywhere I can do a cartwheel. That’s about it, but that didn’t stop me from falling in love with then-teen gymnast Dominique Dawes. Not only was she beautiful and amazingly talented, but she was brown, and that means something to a brown girl who struggles to find her own […]

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

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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 […]

Parenting Teens in Reality – Are We Crashing Dreams?

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Parenting Teens in Reality – Are We Crashing Dreams? Last week I had one of those horrible parenting moments…the ones where you wonder whether or not you’ve scarred your child for life, knowing that someday there will be a therapist listening to her blame her mother for long-term issues stemming from that day of that […]

Killing Rage: Ending Racism {Book Review}

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Killing Rage: Ending Racism {Book Review} “Many African Americans feel uncontrollable rage when we encounter white supremacist aggression. That rage is not pathological. It is an appropriate response to injustice.”  This quote from bell hook’s insightful novel, Killing Rage: Ending Racism, illustrates that many African Americans have rage about race and racism. Hooks suggests that […]

Parenting Bicultural Asian American Teens {via BlogHer.com}

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We love this article from BlogHer.com, by featured blogger Junko at Panda Mom Confessions.  Be sure to click the link below to continue reading the story on BlogHer. Parenting Bicultural Asian American Teens “Do you like being an Asian, Meg?” I asked my preteen daughter as we enjoyed Japanese-style hot pot dish shabu shabu at […]

A Message To Women From A Man: You Are Not “Crazy” {The Current Conscience}

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A Message To Women From A Man: You Are Not “Crazy” You’re so sensitive. You’re so emotional. You’re defensive. You’re overreacting. Calm down. Relax. Stop freaking out! You’re crazy! I was just joking, don’t you have a sense of humor? You’re so dramatic. Just get over it already! Sound familiar? If you’re a woman, it […]

Beauty Redefined – PhD Students Reject Modern Beauty Standards & Empower Women

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Behind Beauty Redefined  Not long ago, our contributor Flor Olivo, of Florecita Growing Up, interviewed two amazing PhD students from the University of Utah, Lindsay and Lexie Kite.  These women are doing some amazing work on their blog Beauty Redefined.  They’re digging deep into media representations of women and western concepts of beauty, to reveal […]

WATCH: Esperanza Spalding “YOU ARE BLACK GOLD”

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BLACK GOLD – Esperanza Spalding This wonderful video was shared recently in our Facebook open forum and it was too fabulous not to share here.  Please enjoy and share this beautiful and empowering message to our children, ”YOU ARE BLACK GOLD”.    

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

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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 […]