How Do You Help Your Kids Hold On To Their Cultural Identity?

My husband is a Gujarati of Indian descent born and raised in Africa. Like me, he grew up in a household where his family’s cultural traditions, food, clothing and language were a source of pride and engrained in his childhood years. ...more

My Education Ruined My Relationship With My Mom

“We got dressed to go to the gym, but decided to put our house on the market instead,” my mother casually delivered this news to me on the phone and across the 1100 miles that now separate us. She was in the middle of preparing dinner; I was in the middle of a powerwalk.I always talk to my mother in transit. It is my way of multitasking, and she despises it. (Of course, preparing dinner while on the phone with me is the only acceptable version of multitasking, if she even acknowledges it as multitasking in the first place.)...more
cchinsethagid Thank you! I will definitely need a good dose of luck and wisdom.more

What to Do If You Think Your Friend Is Racist

Dear Mouthy Housewives,I think a friend of mine is kind of racist. She always mentions if someone is black or Jewish or Hispanic. She doesn't say anything negative, but she whispers their ethnicity when it's not pertinent. Like: "There's a new waiter at the wine place. He's BLACK." She says it in this derogatory way.Should I say something or just let it go?Signed,Am I Friends with a Racist Person?...more
Several years ago, the local news tried to eliminate the racial descriptions of people who were ...more

How Do You Help Your Kids Hold On To Their Cultural Identity?

My husband is a Gujarati of Indian descent born and raised in Africa. Like me, he grew up in a household where his family’s cultural traditions, food, clothing and language were a source of pride and engrained in his childhood years. ...more

Racism at OSU

So racism is not anything new to humanity, DUH. But as a person who truly does not judge people in such derogatory terms as I see nowadays, it aches my heart. WHY is it that we, as young adults, tear each other down instead of building on another up? WHY are we so vicious to each other? WHY do you HATE people you don't even know? I understand the fact that you may be totally clueless to certain things in life, but that gives you no room for prejudgments on people. ...more

My Education Ruined My Relationship With My Mom

“We got dressed to go to the gym, but decided to put our house on the market instead,” my mother casually delivered this news to me on the phone and across the 1100 miles that now separate us. She was in the middle of preparing dinner; I was in the middle of a powerwalk.I always talk to my mother in transit. It is my way of multitasking, and she despises it. (Of course, preparing dinner while on the phone with me is the only acceptable version of multitasking, if she even acknowledges it as multitasking in the first place.)...more
cchinsethagid Thank you! I will definitely need a good dose of luck and wisdom.more

Screw You, Men's Rights Movement

  When I first heard about the so-called “men’s rights movement” that has been swelling lately, I was skeptical.  Of course I was.  As a woman in this culture, that’s akin to hearing about the “white rights” movement or the “straight rights” movement.  ...more
Feminists - You've won.  In increasing numbers, heterosexuals will opt out of marriage.  What's ...more

Breaking Down the Educational Roadblocks for Girls Worldwide

By Kate Brannum, Ph.D., Program Director for International Relations and Middle Eastern Studies at American Public University                                                                          ...more
Buck, Thanks for your comment.  I agree that there is a real need for NGO and IGO support..  A ...more

I Wanted You To See What Real Courage Is…

“You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view … until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.” ...more

Should They Keep The Baby?

There is a lesbian couple that is suing a sperm bank because they received the sperm of a Black man rather than the White man they selected....more

End the hate on college campuses

There is a growing problem in our nation on college campuses, the vilification of Jews. Any student who acts out against another because of their race or religion should immediately be kicked out of college and barred from receiving an education in the US from any university or institute for higher education. Why so harsh? ...more

What to Do If You Think Your Friend Is Racist

Dear Mouthy Housewives,I think a friend of mine is kind of racist. She always mentions if someone is black or Jewish or Hispanic. She doesn't say anything negative, but she whispers their ethnicity when it's not pertinent. Like: "There's a new waiter at the wine place. He's BLACK." She says it in this derogatory way.Should I say something or just let it go?Signed,Am I Friends with a Racist Person?...more
Several years ago, the local news tried to eliminate the racial descriptions of people who were ...more

What Does The Whiteness Project Really Show About Race in America?

Watching the videos from the first installment of The Whiteness Project—24 clips filmed this July in Buffalo as part of documentary filmmaker Whitney Dow's project—was uncomfortable, and sadly revealed nothing surprising. How do you reject white privilege? How do you deny responsibility for humane speech and action towards others? How do you co-opt other people's struggles? It's pretty easy, apparently.  ...more
Rita Arens Thank you, Rita. Some of these comments make me want to scream. The denial of ...more