Based on a wildly popular young-adult science fiction book trilogy, The Hunger Games is one of the most anticipated movies hitting theaters in 2012. But months before the movie's premiere, the casting of the film is stirring one of 2011's hottest debates about race in Hollywood. The debate was stoked up again recently, as The Hunger Games trailers and posters were released to the public....more
I started teaching yoga classes several years ago in the after-school program at my elementary school. At first, I used it in the kindergarten classroom and eventually expanded it to other grades after school.It has been an extremely popular class....more
A thought-provoking new study just released by the Journal of Marriage and Family(JMF) finds that interracial marriages between highly educated blacks and whites in the U.S. have increased significantly since 1980. According to the study, marriages between African Americans and whites are increasing rapidly, but remain a small number....more
We all possess our own unique beauty, no matter our race or ethnicity.
However, it is up to us to bring it out.
Let's celebrate our full hips and backsides by swathing them in a soft figure skimming fabric.
We can wrap a nice pashmina around our less-than-toned arms and rock it like we own the runway.
It's never too late to embrace our wild and crazy hair with a...more
It happened. Someone thought I was the babysitter today at the playgroup. When I said, "I'm not babysitting, this is my son!" she said, "oh, he looks like his father then." Has she ever seen his father? No. Forget the fact Baby has my eyes, my nose, my lips and my ears, he's just a different colour that's all! And I should probably take it as a compliment that I am right back down to my pre-pregnancy weight; I don't look like someone who just gave birth four months ago. Still, that's no reason to assume I'm not the mommy!
Wedding season is in full swing! What does that mean to you? Something borrowed, something blue? Jumping the broom? A white dress… or a red sari?
But traditions familiar to in one heritage may sometimes be baffling to others. Why do older guests leave right after dinner is served at a Korean wedding reception? What is the proper way to dance at an Indian wedding?...more
Racial prejudice is most barefaced at the black people. When the Africans were sold to slavery and bought by their Caucasian masters in America, the battle for equality of rights between the blacks and white people were tediously long and bitter. Though, it is not as considerably "right-in-your-face" these days anymore, racism still prevails....more
The author and her family, photo by Jocelyn Lai
When the results of the 2010 Census came in, the numbers of people identifying themselves as “Multiracial” grew by 50% from the 2000 Census, the first time that people could check more than one box for race. It confirmed what I already suspected, having given birth to two of those multiracial individuals myself.