Tag Archives: diversity

Rachel’s Story

I grew up in a very small town.  All the members of the town were White and Catholic.  If they weren’t Catholic, they lived in the next town over, but they were still White.  As a child I probably would … Continue reading

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“Wow, you’re Different!”

My daughter just turned one. She is biracial. When we have playdates and meet other children her age, the other kids look at me with what my husband and I call the “Wow you are different” look. In our case … Continue reading

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Lessons from American Idol

  I have a daughter who is about to turn five.  She is white. She has playmates of all different races/colors. The other day I was watching American Idol and she saw one of the contestants, Michael Lynche, singing.  Michael … Continue reading

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“I’m Biracial?”

My 9 year old son also has an African American father and a white mother.  We live in a predominately white town in Massachusetts.  Our elementary school principal contacted my husband about our son joining the school’s Affinity Program.  When … Continue reading

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Robot Cartoon

We lived in Brooklyn until my son was 6, and then moved to an almost all-white suburb.  Luckily, he attends a very diverse school and is surrounded by different skin colors.  He recently (at 7 1/2) told me he didn’t … Continue reading

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Wash the Dirt Off Your Face Black Man

As a child, I grew up in Iran, where there is little cultural diversity. Pretty much everyone is some shade of olive, and there are little to no people from other races. My Father was business partners with an African-American … Continue reading

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