Mother receives nomination for multi-racial greetings cards – Westminster Chronicle

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Race in Young Adult Lit: Wake Up & Smell the Coffee-Colored Skin, White Authors!

In a new series entitled Y.A. for Grownups, The Atlantic Wire posted an article exploring The Ongoing Problem of Race in YA. Like the title states, race in YA isn’t a new problem, nor is it going a…

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What Do I Tell My Blond Son About Being Black?

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“I think we should teach him to use his privilege to his advantage.”

It’s Sunday morning, July 14, 2013. My husband and I are talking, have been talking, will always be talking about race in our world and how it shapes our understanding of race in our home. Melissa Harris-Perry’s show is on, and she’s wearing black, and she and her guests are subdued-yet-passionate as they do a post-postmortem on that dead black boy in Florida, on so many dead black boys, on what black parents should say to their sons and daughters about dead black boys. Our son is sitting next to me playing with his alphabet game while his father and I talk about him like he isn’t there.
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How my white mother shaped me into a black man — MSNBC

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Inspired by Sunday’s “Melissa Harris-Perry” discussion about black kids being raised by parents who aren’t black, a Philadelphia radio host writes about how his white mother raised him with a strong cultural awareness.

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Black Women Birthing White Babies~Whaaaaat?

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On Today’s episode of Mixed Race Radio we will meet Tiffany Harding-Catledge, a married mother of six beautiful children ranging in age from 15 to her 6 year old twins. Tiffany resides in Southern California with her family and is here to discuss her first book, Mixed Me, which is the first book in her planned Mixed Me series.

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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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