Parenting Meets Race #9: This Week’s Must Read Stories

Parenting Meets Race Round-Up

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This week’s parenting meets race stories range from why diversity in toys are important (duh) to how to discuss race with children to chefs becoming famous for cooking other cultures’ food.

  • Toys Like Me: Why Diversity in Barbie Dolls and Legos Matters (LiveScience)
  • Talking To Kids About Race: Resources for Parents (Musing Momma)
  • You can’t ignore racism and raise anti-racist children (The Guardian)
  • For Some Filipino-Americans, Language Barriers Leave Culture Lost in Translation (KQED News)
  • Shoving My White Parent In The Closet (Part 1) (Mixed Remixed)
  • When Chefs Become Famous Cooking Other Cultures’ Food (NPR The Salt)
  • Mixed-race couple give birth to black and white twins – for the second time (Daily Mail)
  • 10 Books to Help You Raise a Powerful Latina (
  • Women and Minorities Are Penalized for Promoting Diversity (Harvard Business Review)

What parenting meets race stories have you read this week? Share in the comments.