A recently published article by a University of Buffalo Professor found that black girls who show stereotypically urban attitudes and behaviors when at their predominantly white high schools are viewed as “loud” or “ghetto”, while their male counterparts are viewed as cool, masculine and athletic for exhibiting some of the same behaviors. Our kids have to learn code switching, an important skill that tells them how to speak in different settings. … More
This time, a woman in Craigsville, North Carolina let her 7-year-old son dress up as a member of the K-K-K for Halloween. She doesn’t see why it’s a problem because it’s a “family tradition”. … More
It’s possible, and maybe even likely, your kid’s playgroup looks like the United Nations. But do you ever worry about them not having enough friends of their own race?… More
A new report from the U.S. Census Bureau shows us just how much America is changing and will change. … More
When we first toured my daughter’s private school, I saw a little African-American girl toddling around, grinning happily and looking adorable in her matching jumper and sandals… More
High school students love spirit days at school, but sometimes things go a little too far. That’s what happened at an Arizona high school that hosted Redneck Day, reports the Huffington Post’s Black Voices…. More
So all last week, I was having a Rosa Parks-Madame CJ Walker-we-shall-over-come moment. You know –the moment when you feel like you’re breaking new ground for women of color everywhere. And this moment came when I least expected it.