Race

On Being Told to Go Back

life

When we moved to Florida from Puerto Rico, I was eight years old and already one month into third grade. I left behind the private Catholic school that had just begun to accept girls as students that year and came to a standard public school in the city of Orlando. My first day at this […]

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Curly Hair is Beautiful Too! How Everyday Conversations Become Life Lessons in Our House.

Parenting

Baby girl: “Daddy, you need a haircut.” Husband: “Do I?” Baby girl: “Yes, but not too much. Just a little off the top. You don’t want to be bald because then people would laugh at you.” Husband (after some laughter): “Well baby, I don’t really care if people laugh at me. If they laugh at […]

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Atlanta Billboards Say Black Children Are An Endangered Species

Pregnancy

I first saw this story on the Orlando Sentinel’s Moms at Work blog, but with a quick search found other stories like the one on NYDailyNews.com. What do you think? What is your initial reaction to the billboard? Do you think it’s effective in getting their message across? You may have to read the stories […]

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Brown is Not Enough

Parenting

I’ve been thinking about something for the past few weeks that has just been eating me up inside. And after attending BlogHer 09 and sitting in on the Women of Color session PLUS having lunch with a group of lovely women of color, it’s been on my mind even more. Why is it so hard […]

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Study Finds Differences in Moms by Race

Motherhood

A few months back, Sheena of the Mommy Daddy Blog posted some results of a study that examined moms by race. In the post, only results of Caucasian and African American moms were included. So, I mentioned to Sheena that it would have been nice to know how Latina moms would have fared in such […]

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