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Transracial Adoption – Finding One’s Truth

Transracial Adoption – Finding One’s Truth | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
I was reading through a public site on transracial adoption about a middle school aged adopted child and it made me realize yet again how many layers of complexity transracial adoption brings to our lives, and especially to the lives of adopted children.There is a saying that when…
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Saving Teachable Moments for Kids

Saving Teachable Moments for Kids | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
Every parent has those moments, where you are among strangers and suddenly your child's evil twin Skippy comes out and you try everything in your power to just keep it together on your end because two ranting raving lunatics will not help the...
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Couple seek inclusion for multiracial Jews

Couple seek inclusion for multiracial Jews | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
On Oct.26, Oppenheim will lead a program at the Jewish Center in Princeton, titled “Racial Diversity in the American-Jewish Community: Talking Together about Creating Pathways of Inclusion.”...
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Kardashian to Obama: Solving the identity crisis of growing up biracial - Longwood University

Kardashian to Obama: Solving the identity crisis of growing up biracial - Longwood University | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

Will Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s daughter have an identity crisis?


According to a Longwood University social work professor whose scholarly work has focused on issues facing biracial children, the answer to that question rests largely with how Kardashian, a reality TV star who is Armenian, and West, a popular African American rap artist, deal with the situation.



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Owning white privilege and then what?

Owning white privilege and then what? | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
My own brand of narrow vision at work here: I'm not a big coffee shop person; I go rarely and usually when I have a deadline that I have put off until I can't bear it anymore and I need a change of venue to focus.
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Standing up for our children

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If a child grows up with a parent who has zero tolerance of racism, the child grows up knowing that it is not okay to undervalue other human beings. Is this radical? Perhaps.

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The Unsugar-Coated Version of Adoption

The Unsugar-Coated Version of Adoption | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
A few days ago for Adoption Awareness month, I posted about adopting my son. It was a truthful post from the deepest part of me. But there is another post that I didn't share at the time, the…
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10 Things You Should Never Say To The Parent Of A Mixed Race Child

10 Things You Should Never Say To The Parent Of A Mixed Race Child | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
There a lot of things you should never say to the mother or father of a mixed race child, including asking to touch their hair or asking “what is he?”
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What Parents Tell Their Kids About Race

What Parents Tell Their Kids About Race | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
Parental advice is often taken with a pinch of skepticism — especially when it comes to race.
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blu's curator insight, October 15, 2013 4:24 PM

#kids #parenting #racism #education