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Interracial New York: My Latino Neighbors See that I’m Her Mother

I am the African-American mother of a Mixed Heritage child who many think is white.  It doesn’t matter where I go in New York City, we get stares, comments and questions. New York is a place where most life is public—we aren’t in cars; we are on subways, buses and walking on sidewalks. We have […]

Tyler Perry: Using Humor to Address Complex Social Issues

Simple: wanting all people to get along and focus on our similarities instead of our differences. Difficult: getting people to understand why it is so hard for some people to unlearn prejudice. I must give credit to Tyler Perry for using humor to address complicated issues such as racism, prejudice, and sexism. There are so […]

Diversity at the Oscars

It wasn’t too long ago when Halle Berry broke the color barrier and became the first African American to win Best Actress in 2002 for Monster’s Ball. Her speech was emotionally raw and captured such a beautiful moment in history. It’s evident that Halle understood the significance of her win. In her speech she said, […]

Cesar Chavez: The Man Behind the Movie

Growing up in California, I clearly remember learning about Cesar Chavez on the news around the time he passed away. Right after watching the recently released movie about him, I assumed I had been in high school because of how clearly I remembered that time in history. After doing some research for this article though, […]

Cultural Conscious

In a world that is rapidly changing, where the advancements of technology create larger and larger gaps between generations, some things still remain the same. Technology is bridging the gaps between cultures throughout the world, bringing them closer and closer. Yet, our cultural subconscious fights to keep them apart. Culture is defined as the behaviors and […]

5 Times When My Mixed Race Mixed Up Other People

If you have a mixed race background like I do, there’s a high probably that at some point in your life you have been mistaken for just one of those races, or a completely different race. Or that someone made an assumption about your race that was totally because of a stereotype. I know this […]

Book Review: For My Family, Love Allie by Ellen B. Senisi

The author’s choice to illustrate the book with photographs instead of fine artwork adds a unique dimension to this book, which tells the story of Allie, a young, elementary school-aged girl who wants to make a gift for her family members that are visiting tomorrow. On the way to making something special, she helps her […]

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