the twins [VIDEO]

By Tiffany Jones

 

“The “Black and White” twins are all over everything I’m seeing on the internet. The trending of the story brings the opportunity to gain more awareness of what we think race is, how we allow it to influence our identity, and (hopefully) how it all really just makes no sense.”

 

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Source: mulattodiaries.com

 

This video might prompt you to question how race is defined, who is defining it and why they are defining it.

 

Thank you for sharing Tiffany Jones!

Reunite a Domestic Violence Survivor with Her Daughter!

StandWithNanHui and Stop the Deportation! Reunite a Domestic Violence Survivor with Her Daughter!

Source: action.ndlon.org

 

Thank you for sharing this Sharon @multiasianfams

 

Handcuffed For Traveling With A White Girl

 

“A traveling dance troupe claims they were racially profiled by Texas cops, who cuffed the trio after suspecting something wrong with a 13-year-old white girl and two black men sharing the same car, according to a report.

 

Source: www.youtube.com

 

This happens to fathers with adopted children who look different and to fathers with children of mixed heritage who look different from them.

 

To The Young Woman Who Noticed Us When I Hoped No One Would

On a day when I felt like we were the worst example of family… a day when I hoped no one noticed us… she did. But she didn’t see what I assumed everyone was seeing. She didn’t think what I assumed everyone was thinking. She saw beauty and love a…

Source: www.huffingtonpost.com

I taught my black kids that their elite upbringing would protect them from discrimination. I was wrong.

 

“,… I insisted that he report the incident to the school. His chief concern was not wanting the white students and administrators to think of him as being special, different, or “racial.” That was his word. “If the other kids around here find out that I was called a nigger, and that I complained about it,” my son pleaded, “then they will call me ‘racial,’ and will be thinking about race every time they see me. I can’t have that.”

 

Source: www.washingtonpost.com

 

The fear should not be about bringing up racism.

 

The fear should be allowing racism to continue rampant and unchecked without any push back to slow it down.

 

Counseling Multiracial Families

Multiracial families comprise a rapidly growing population in the United States. This volume addresses this population, so often neglected in the counselling literature.

Following an historical overview, the authors: address both the special needs and special strengths of multiracial families; explore the challenges facing interracially married couples; examine social and cultural issues pertinent to parenting multiracial children; and translate results of biracial identity development research into counselling practice.

Source: www.amazon.com

HT Mark Kenney at Critical Mixed Race Studies 2014

White father hopes black son’s skin never gets dark, lists 7 things he can do his son can’t do

theGRIO REPORT – A White father writes an emotional essay saying that he hopes black son’s skin never gets dark, and later lists 7 things he can do that black son can’t….

Source: thegrio.com

“This reminds me of Peggy McIntosh’s White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack

– -Glenn Robinson

Not the Blind Side –Black Foster Child Attacked By Cops In His Own Home

In 2009 movie “The Blind Side,” is a semi-biographical film about the life of Michael Oher, and offensive lineman who plays for the Tennessee Titans of the NFL. Oher has an impoverished upbringing,…

Source: blackbutterfly7.wordpress.com

My Transracial Adoption Journey – Part 1 | Mixed Space

I must admit that when my wife first suggested we adopt I wasn’t sure if I was up for it.  We already had our daughter but we wanted another and circumstances were such that this was probably the only way.  The question I kept asking myself was “Could I love a child that wasn’t my own?”

Source: www.mixedspace.org