Review: The United States of the United Races: A Utopian History of Racial Mixing

In summary, this book does an excellent job at getting readers to revisit their own perceptions of race, whether they consider themselves mixed race or not. The categorization and labels that we use to describe us have a confusing and sometimes bright,sometimes painful history that we need to share in order to have a brighter future. You will need your “thinking cap” on because the book uses college-level vocabulary and historical anecdotes, but your mind will be blown away by the complexity behind even the simplest answers involving identity, love, and society.

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‘Mixed Kids Are Always So Beautiful’

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I don’t want my daughters to believe that it is their white half that makes them attractive, or that they owe anyone an answer to the question “What are you, exactly?”

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I Am Not Trayvon Martin, but I am a father

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“I am a 56 year old white man, whose father came from eastern European immigrants and whose mother came from the Confederate families of Virginia. I am married to an African American woman.  I have a mixed race son of 17 years who I fear for every day.”

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“…this country has not yet moved beyond the racism used to justify the abhorrent institution of slavery. It is more insidious now, being hidden in code language and insinuation rather than explicit statement.”

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“Stand Your Ground is a license to kill – an instrument of oppression.”

Community Village‘s insight:

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Children of Mixed Ethnicity – Lenon Honor

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This week I decided to check out Lenon Honor, writer, musician, video producer, talk show host, and counselor. His website http://www.lenonhonor.com has provided a wealth of information and inspiration in regards to manhood, fatherhood, marriage, children, family, and personal growth.

Lenon Honor is the writer of two published books. The first, “Writings for the Fathers of the World of Tomorrow” was written to inspire current and future parents and to encourage healthy relationships between fathers and sons. The second book, “Deep in the Garden of Consciousness” delves deep into metaphysics, spirituality, and consciousness. Lenon Honor has produced two empowering lecture series. The first series is for women and is titled “What is an Honorable Man, How to Attract One, and Knowing that you are Worthy”. The second series is for men and is titled “Raising up Masculinity, Honoring the Penis, and Embracing Manhood as a Sacred Institution”. Both lectures delve deep into issues related to male-female relationships, attraction, self-esteem, self-worth, and personal growth.

I like him….he keeps it real and gives us things to think about, especially where our children are concerned. Peace & Blessings, BB (elle T.)

Mixed And Loving It

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Sometimes as a parent it is good to get confirmation that you are doing some things right when it comes to your kids. After all, kids don’t come with an operating manual. But my son recently did tw…

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Mixed Race America: Who do you root for?

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“The natural answer is the country you identify with–but for those of us with multiple heritages and/or passports, this can be a thorny answer.

One of the things I’ve realized is that I am drawn to rooting for people of color.”

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