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“Especially in Front of White People”

In 1st grade, I told my black teacher, in front of white teachers, a fellow black student called me a nigger. They all gave me astonished looks and later my black teacher was upset with me and I couldn’t understand … Continue reading

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Melanie’s Story

There was an experience where I knew I was different from others. When I was in elementary school, my mom packed me a Japanese bento box, and everyone else was eating sandwiches. I hated being different, so I went home … Continue reading

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Anna’s Story

I always knew my family was different. Although we were not racially different from other families in my town, culturally and ethnically, we didn’t exactly fit the same mold as everyone else. My parents spoke Spanish at home, we ate … Continue reading

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The Integrated Birthday Party

I grew up mostly inMinnesota, in very White towns and neighborhoods, but I spent one year in the South. When I was in Kindergarten (1966) in Corpus Cristi, Texas, I invited 12 classmates to my 6th birthday party. Both genders, … Continue reading

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New Site Helps Parents and Kids Talk About Race

Mikhail Lyubansky, author of the Psychology Today Blog, Between the Lines interviews KoC founder, Charlton McIlwain. Read the Interview here

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Who Will Talk to Your Kids About Race?

BY: Charlton McIlwain I recently introduced KidsOnColor to a friend that I’ve known since childhood. He’s white. His wife is Black. Together they raised four biracial children in a city that is mostly Hispanic/Latino. And – they all grew up … Continue reading

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