Richard Scarry has created more than 300 children books in his career, dating back to 1949. He’s been quietly re-writing many of them, to adjust to society’s growing understanding and acceptance of gender roles and cultural relations. In fact, the changes have been there since 1991 and no one has taken much notice. It was Alan Taylor, a senior photo editor at The Atlantic, who noticed the changes in his child’s version of Best Word Book Ever and posted them … Keep Reading!!!
Head of Spokane, Washington’s NAACP chapter, Rachel Dolezal, is under fire today after her parents produced her birth certificate, showing her to be born white, both of her parents being Caucasian.
Rachel’s mother claims Rachel started identifying as African-American around 2007 to fit in with her adopted siblings (who are all African-American). It should be noted there seems to be a family rift causing the 2 to not have spoken in years. Rachel’s mother also released some old family photos … Keep Reading!!!
In this experiment, a black man who said he moved to Lithuania just two weeks ago asks for help translating a racist message he received on Facebook.… Keep Reading!!!
This article was written by Mark Hagland, co-founder of Transracial Adoption Group, regarding the apology from the parents of the University of Oklahoma Sigma Alpha Epsilon members who were recorded chanting racial slurs.
I was added by a friend to the Transracial Adoption Group several months ago. Mark is an adult adoptee from Korea who always seems genuinely passionate about combating racism and educating and raising awareness regarding white privilege.
Post shared with permission via mommymeansit.com.
Here’s … Keep Reading!!!
“Racism insurance: for those times you just kinda weren’t thinking. (For everything but the N-word.)”
On May 3, 1946, Albert Einstein was invited to the campus of Pennsylvania’s Lincoln University, the first black university in the U.S. to grand degrees.
At the event, he delivered speech challenging the U.S. to lead other countries on a path to peace, by preventing war. He … Keep Reading!!!
A recent report by the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR), revealed that black students, even as young as preschoolers, are more likely to get suspended than any other race.
The report explained that only 18 percent of all preschoolers in the US are black, but almost half (48%) of those students have been suspended more than once.
The results also revealed that all black students, regardless of age, are three times more likely to face expulsion … Keep Reading!!!
Rose: We went to the movies, and my husband, they wouldn’t let him sit with the whites, but I could.
Roland: We came in hand in hand and the man told me, “You can’t sit up there, no, you have to go upstairs.” …. So, I thought, “Okay, we’ll go upstairs.” He said, “No, she has to go downstairs.” I looked at the man and I said, “Wait a minute…her body is just as black as mine, and she’s my … Keep Reading!!!
Vogue is once again in hot water for featuring what many are saying to be a culturally and racially insensitive fashion feature.
This time it is Vogue’s Italian division of the magazine, but this is just another in a long line of racist spreads.
While this is not typical minstrel blackface, many are suggesting these images are “non-traditional blackface,” and are just as offensive.
What do you think?… Keep Reading!!!
White privilege explained by a white man, and he’ll tell you why it is coming from him.
I sometimes hear the argument that Christians should always practice and teach colorblindness.
Here is a great explanation by John Piper on why Christians “can’t afford to be color blind”.
However, I do want to mention the one area where I personally disagree with him. A commenter summed it up better than I could:… Keep Reading!!!