On colorblindness, part 1

I’ve read many accounts of parents of mixed race children talk about how their child had questions about why mommy and daddy look different at ages as young as two or three years old. Never really gave this phenomenon a second thought because obviously we live in a very race/color focused society. Not having had…

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Awkward Black Girl finale

Episode 12 ends the first (and hopefully not last) season of the Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl. A love triangle developed between the title character J, her co-worker Fred and White Jay. In “The Decision”, she decides to pursue a romantic relationship White Jay, which I am pleased about. And not just because I am…

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The Broken Bridge

I love discovering new books. A recent one is The Broken Bridge by Phillip Pullman. It’s about a mixed race teenager living in Wales with her white father. It is a book for young adults, but since I am a bookaholic, I do not discriminate by reading level. I enjoyed it. Bridge, The Girl Who…

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Jan and Quiana Pietrzak

During the brief time frame that my 22 month old is able to amuse himself after breakfast, I spend that time reading the news and looking for blog topics for the week. I came across a horrific crime that took place in October 2008. Marine Sgt. Jan Pietrzak and his wife, Quiana Jenkins-Pietrzak, were brutally…

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