"Post Racial America???"

“Post Racial America”Posted by MizzRebelution on January 10, 2014On November 4th 2008, when Barack Oba...more

Modern Race Relations 101: A Primer for White People

courtesy of samurairacer.blogspot.comWell before the Trayvon Martin&nb...more

Reflections on White Privilege While Raising a Child of Color: I Am Not Trayvon Martin's Mom

I remember the very first time that I felt the complete and utter helplessness of motherhood, the ability for the flipside of all that love to bubble up as terror at the thought of what you cannot control. My daughter was two days old, and we were checking into a hospital because she had elevated bilirubin levels and needed some time on the UV lights. I hadn't slept for more than thirty minutes for over 70 hours, and I had just given birth. When the nurse told us we were being admitted, I burst into tears....more

Having My Say: Trayvon, Juror B-29 & Parenting While Brown

I've been delaying the inevitable -- returning to my blog to write through my hurt regarding the murder of 17 yr old Trayvon Martin, and all the brutal [race in America] truths that slapped me REPEATEDLY in the face during the trial of George Zimmerman and following his acquittal of ALL charges related to Trayvon's d...more
@Tisha_Starr Hi Tisha! The point you raised re: race not mattering in respect to the ...more

My Son Is Not Trayvon -

First off please check out these blog posts: http://www.blogher.com/how-can-i-protect-my-son-becoming-another-trayvon-martinhttp://thedalaimama.net/?p=3451a list of some really good ones can be found here>http://stephherold.tumblr.com/post/56478215239/justice-for-trayvon...more
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How White Women Can Be Better Allies With Black Men

In the days immediately following the George Zimmerman acquittal I was in a state of shock. I wasn’t alone. I was stuck home with children too young to take to after-bedtime demonstrations, so I sat in front of my computer and tweeted with like-minded, grieving, angry fellow travelers....more
this: "As a white woman, I feel a special responsibility (I almost wrote “culpability” and I’m ...more

I Am Not Trayvon Martin: Some Thoughts on White Privilege

Sunday morning saw a proliferation of hoodies on my Facebook home page. Hoodies and status updates shouting, “We are all Trayvon Martin!” Or sometimes, “We are all Trayvon’s mother.” These were posts by liberal, thoughtful white people -- teachers and homemakers, professors and artists. I get the point. It’s a show of solidarity....more

Racism, Denial and Trayvon

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Why I'm Glad I'm Not Black

I’m glad I’m not black.Why? One reason: If I were, then my little four-year old son would grow into a black teenage boy someday. Being a black teenage boy in this country has to be a tough gig.For Trayvon Martin, it was fatal....more

Mothers of Dead Children

Mothers are driven to protect their children. It's innate. When the very laws we live by allow our children to die, with bullets buried in the bodies we birthed and love, our hearts explode in rage and pain that transforms us and makes of us something distinctly other than that which we were before. This is a story of the parents of the children murdered at Sandy Hook Elementary and how it propelled them into the world of gun control legislation and political action....more