When I heard about Rachel Dolezal in the news, I couldn't keep my eyes off of all the news stories and opinions in my Facebook stream. I find the story fascinating, yet tragic at the same time.
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As per usual, I identify with the parents. It is a very bitter pill to swallow to have an adult child completely repudiate her past and, in so doing, her origins, her upbringing, her parents, whatever roots she must have had as a child. The countless dinners, holidays, school events, late homework nights, prom dates, college applications, the work of raising a child, pretty much tossed because it didn't fit Rachel Dolezal's new identity....more
Racial identity is a personal issue that is currently hot topic within the Latino and African-American (Black, depends on with whom one is speaking and how he or she chooses to identify) communities. PBS aired a popular documentary called "Black in Latin America" which explores the "influence of African descent on Latin America". There is tension among Latinos and African-Americans....more
Join co-hosts Lex Leifheit & Irina Zadov for a monthly dinner party where writers and foodies come together in an art gallery to eat, write, and share. Discover local chefs & writers, bring a dish on our monthly theme, and participate in a quick-write competition for edible & literary prizes! Tickets are $10 in advance, $5 with a potluck dish, or $12 at the door and include refreshments and delicious eats. Cash bar. House opens at 6:30pm. January's theme is "Blurred Identity" and the prize is AMAZING, every foodie's dream! ...more