Eunique Jones Gibson started the Because of Them, We Can campaign during Black History Month in 2013.
Her goal was simple: to positively share African American history in a way that tackles racial stereotypes and empowers the youth who pose and view the images.
The campaign was so successful, it was clear that this project needed to be extended to 365 days (and now beyond). One year later, and Gibson has continued her campaign with inspiring new images.… Keep Reading!!!
The photo shows the large family with newest member, Kieran Romney, sitting on the knee of his grandfather, Mitt Romney.
Not really news-worthy…except Kieran is adopted, and happens to be black. Apparently, the Melissa Harris-Perry Show finds this to be news worthy.
And you know what? I … Keep Reading!!!
“White privilege” – refers to the benefits of access to resources, social rewards, and the power to shape the norms and values of society that whites receive. Consciously or unconsciously. You are born into it and there is nothing you can do to get rid of it.
White privilege will come up nine times out of ten, if you stay around long enough to see a conversation about race go down on the internet, more specifically in … Keep Reading!!!
Do you remember the 5-year-old that was suspended from school for having a mohawk? A similar situation is happening to another family in the US.
An Oklahoma father was told repeatedly by school officials of his 7-year-old daughter, Tiana’s charter school, that he would have to change her hair style because dreadlocks are seen as “unacceptable” and “distracting”.
Tiana’s father, Terrance Parker, happens to be a barber and took offense to the accusations of his child not looking presentable for … Keep Reading!!!
Aram and Samuel were playing cops and robbers awhile back. I asked who was the cop and who was the robber and Samuel laughed and replied he was the robber he then added,
“Only brown guys go to jail.”
“Where did you hear that?”
“I just know…”
“Well, that isn’t true, but have you seen something that would make you think this?”
“Whenever police officers have guys in handcuffs, they are brown.”
(We had driven passed quite a few … Keep Reading!!!
“Free at last, Free at last, Thank God almighty we are free at last.”
― Martin Luther King Jr.
Have you heard about the Cheerios commercial that has cause quite an uproar?
Why? Because it features an interracial couple with a biracial child. (No, I’m not kidding.)
Cheerios had to disable the comments on YouTube due to racist rants overloading the comments section. That didn’t stop Reddit from continuing the conversation on their site.
Have you heard about The Geography of Hate project created by Humboldt State University undergraduate students?
They sifted through a year of geocoded conversations from twitter to find hate words used in a negative context (which is important to note, since many people now use these words in a positive or neutral manner). The words were then applied to a color gradient map.
The map shows certain areas I was surprised to find concentrated with hate speech. (Especially in the … Keep Reading!!!
In 1968 a third-grade teacher named Jane Elliot was compelled to give her students a lesson in discrimination after the death of Dr. Martin Luther King. Jr.
Watch the PBS 10-minute clip of A Class Divided:
*Thank you to my good friend Erin for sharing this video with me last night. *… Keep Reading!!!
Oh, I remember the days when everyone and their mother was writing articles about this blog without actually reading it. A total lack of understanding for the term “attachment parenting” caused very odd outbursts from journalists against my blog’s name. It was very creepy how they described it as some sort of weird mantra we “attachment parents” *must* have because *all* AP mothers “must stay home” and “refuse childcare”…
Except, the name behind my blog is meant to be a … Keep Reading!!!
Yes, unfortunately adoption is trendy.
I am very worried about the consequences of adoption being something stylish, rather than a creation of a family.
(Fact: Ethiopian adoptions doubled following Angelina Jolie’s adoption of her daughter.)
International and transracial adoptions are quickly sweeping over Hollywood. As family that adopted internationally and transracially, I understand the reasoning behind intercountry adoption and embracing a child of any color. However, it has come to my attention the motivation being some of these adoptions … Keep Reading!!!
Being an adoptive transracial family, we always knew we were going to face hardships other families would never have to deal with.
Racism was something we expected, but I think we were unaware of the different kind of attacks we would face. What we have noticed the most are the subtle but insidious comments and disapproving looks.
Over time it gets easier to ignore the outside silent judgement from other people, but no matter how thick your skin is, it … Keep Reading!!!