- Don’t Matter if You’re Black or White
- “Aunt” or “Ant?” It’s Not a Black and White Issue
- Chinese or Blonde? How About Both?
- Race Discrimination: “Is It My Fault?”
- Black in the Supermarket Checkout Line
- The Toddler Color Association Game
- Boy, Am I Glad I’m White!
- Returning Land to the “Brown People”
- So….I’m Not White?
- Jordan’s Story
- Neil’s Story
- The Color of Breakfast
- The Color of Peanut Butter
- Black and White
- Racial Profiling
- The Sesame Street Connection
- Kate’s Story
- Learning Racial Inferiority
- How Do You Tell A Dark Person from a Light Person?
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My first short-lived romance was when I was three or four years old with a little girl I met in the mall. We called each other girlfriend and boyfriend while our parents watched us play and hold hands. Without the … Continue reading
I remember distinctly when my mom was pregnant with my sister. She had to have a doctor’s appointment, and she was really angry when she came home because she missed it. It had been canceled and she didn’t get notification … Continue reading
The first time I became aware of my race was in pre-school when I was four years old. The pre-school was in a suburban town outside of Boston, MA in the early 1990’s. I was the only black student in … Continue reading
I grew up in Queens, and I think it’s a very diverse demographic. I don’t remember exactly when I realized about race and difference. When I was younger, I would just play with anybody. Race didn’t really matter because I … Continue reading
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
Allie who is of Chinese origin recounted a story about when she first went to school in the United States after immigrating from Australia. Her classmates teased Allie relentlessly because she spoke English with an Australian accent and she worked … Continue reading
My wife and i have adopted one son and are in the process of adopting our first daughter. They are both local kids from S.F. county and are of mixed race. We have always celebrated racial diversity in our family … Continue reading
Story #1 – When my older son was about 4 we were riding the subway and he said, “When I grow up, I’m going to be a Mommy.” I said, “Well, you can’t be a Mommy, cause you are a … Continue reading