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Talking About Race With My Biracial 5-Year-Old

It’s interesting being a parent of biracial children in that like with most things with motherhood, I’m fumbling around in the dark. Digging through my 5-year-old’s backpack, I ran across a worksheet on Martin Luther King, Jr.  Curious, I asked … Continue reading

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Race 2012: The documentary gave me a different view of my America

Racial debate in this country is a convenient excuse to not talk about class. The Republican Party is currently white and the power-holders are white, but they need to reach out to the future voters, who increasingly are brown. The … Continue reading

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Our Hoodie Tribute to Trayvon Martin

I wanted our family to take part in some of the Trayvon Martin rallies in downtown Chicago. I thought it would be a good chance to be a part of combating an issue that some in America aren’t brave enough … Continue reading

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Real Talk: A White Girl and Black Girl Banter on Race

White people, did you ever want to ask someone black about being black, but were too worried about being labeled the “R” word? Black people, what about you? Have you ever wanted to tell a white person your unfiltered feelings … Continue reading

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Praying I Don’t Have To Kill My Kid During My Radio Debut

I got the email on a Monday. It was an invitation to be a guest on a nationally syndicated morning radio show to talk about my piece on The Huffington Post. Ack! I can do a live Q&A on train … Continue reading

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