White Babies No Longer Majority: Why Are Schools Not More Diverse?

This week the Washington Post noted for the first time in American history, white babies are no longer the majority born in the United States. ...more
I LOVE this post! We've recently decided that our kids will go to public school. I'd personally ...more

Fans of The Hunger Games: Enthusiastic Readers or Bigoted Fandom?

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
Lets stop the hate, we are humans and at the end of the day we all need love and a purpose in ...more

Is It Okay To Say Namaste in Public School?

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
Virginia, I think it is great your daughter and her husband do yoga together!more

Marriages Between Blacks and Whites Increased Dramatically, New Study Reports

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
Just stay optimistic. As time goes on, there will be more and more interracial marriages, and ...more

Embracing Our Unique Beauty

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

Beauty from Birth

Baby girl with earrings, from babyphotospictures.comAt our childbirth prep class on Sunday I bravely asked t...more

I'm Not The Babysitter - Really

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! ...more
@jaycee yes, I find being very blunt works best. I say, "well he came out of my uterus. I was ...more

World Weddings: Send Us Your Best Posts!

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

I bet your story is more interesting than you think!

And I love that you have been married ...more

WHAT DO AMERICANS THINK OF FILIPINOS? (RACISM? OR NOT?)

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

Multiracial Population Grows, Giving Birth to New Hapa Identity

From BlogHer   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. ...more
I am so happy to see this topic going mainstream in the land that is "blogdom". My husband's ...more