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“Why Is Everyone the Same Color?” Race, School, Cartoons, and My Kid.

The girls and I were watching a cartoon the other day.  At one point, my older daughter gave me a puzzled look and said, “hey, why is everyone the same color?” “You mean, their skin?” I asked. “Yeah.”  Wow.  I was dumbfounded.  “Hmm, I don’t know.  That’s strange, right?  Not at all like at school?” 

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Challenge experiences of discrimination in all ways, always!

The first time I remember being followed around a store, I was in elementary school. My mother’s body language was the clue that something wasn’t quite right, her tension contagious and her silent anger palpable. An enjoyable afternoon of shopping had become something of a nightmare and my own worries were overwhelming. There were ongoing

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“Be ‘Color Brave,’ Not ‘Color-Blind,’ With Your Kids On Memorial Day (And Every Day)”

“I stand here today, talking about this issue of racial discrimination, because I believe it threatens to rob ANOTHER generation of all the opportunities that all of us want for all of our children, no matter what their color or where they come from.” -Mellody Hobson When I met my seven-year-old off the bus Friday, with my

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You’re Brown, She’s Pink

At nine months old, our son experienced his first serious cold and developed breathing problems. After two months of doctor’s visits, x-rays, and blood tests he was placed under observation at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. They discovered and removed a piece of plastic from his throat. Even after a full recovery, this ‘injury’ threw off his speech

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