Category Archives: Race

It’s a Mixed Up World: More thoughts on raising multi-ethnic children

Yesterday was cafe au lait kid day at the pool.  Or golden-caramel kid day.  Or maybe it was swirled kid day.  Bobbing in the water were unique boys and girls, none exactly like the other, each beautiful.  Children of parents from more than one racial background seemed to make up more than 2% of the…

Jesus, Harry Potter, & Han Solo: Celebrating MLK Day

This day, each year our nation gathers for parades, commemorations, moments of silence, and observances of all kinds to celebrate the life Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Right? Or rather, is it a day that kids lay out of school, most businesses close, and people finally get rid of the hangover that’s been plaguing them…

Election Day: Radical Activism

Tomorrow is Election Day. It’s also a school day for my two year-old. He is just in 2 year-old preschool so I don’t think he’ll miss much if he’s a few minutes late due to voting with Mama. He’s gone to vote with me in every election since Mr. Obama was elected President. (He campaigned…

“I tell my children we don’t see color in this house:” This and other lies that anti-racist parents shouldn’t tolerate.

We were eating out in Greenville, North Carolina–I don’t remember the restaurant’s name– taking a break from trying a case, having a glass of wine, enjoying some down time. The case involved two Black female police officers who had complained to their Captain, a White male, about race discrimination only to find themselves ingloriously doling…

My Son is Black? Oh Yeah: A Newtonian Discovery

Our son is black and I forgot. I’ve completely lost it, marbles akimbo, and those nicely built gentlemen with the coat I can’t get off are coming for me. I do hope they have the good drugs, the ones that will make me forget that I don’t remember. A white American lady who forgot her…