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Talking Race With My 3-Year-Old

Talking Race With My 3-Year-Old

Living in Louisiana changed my 3 year old. Ok, so he only lived in Louisiana for a month. He spent a few weeks at my parents and a week at my mother-in-law’s.  When I say living there changed him, I don’t mean …
My Mixed/ Biracial/ Black Son

My Mixed/ Biracial/ Black Son

I’m been doing a lot of thinking since the verdict from the Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman case was announced over the weekend. I confess I haven’t been following the trial very closely, but I’ve kept a eye on my friends’ Facebook …
Questions Kids Ask About Race

Questions Kids Ask About Race

Bus stops are funny places. Every morning, parents and kids converge to wait for the bus. I try to avoid eye contact with all adults because I’m not truly awake enough to have a conversation with anyone. Of course that never works. …