I'm Not Black. Why Do You Care?

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
Kim Pearson "When I think of the Dominican experience and the notion of "blackness," I am ... more

My Biracial Son Said, 'I Don't Like Black People'

I've started taking my boys to our new black church. Due to significant transitions in work and other factors, I'd lost consistent, ongoing healthy interactions with A LOT of the black folks in my life. After some time, this reality hit me hard. I started asking myself all the questions: NUMBER ONE: Where are my black people, for crying out loud? Why don’t I have more black friends whom I see on a regular basis? Why aren’t I reading more black authors? ...more
The OP used the phrase "safe spaces". This stood out to me in a very significant way. I think ... more

Most Women Would Rather Divorce Than Be a Housewife

Here's some great news. The vast majority of young people -- about 80% of women and 70% of men across all races, classes, and family backgrounds -- desire an egalitarian marriage in which both partners share breadwinning, housekeeping, and child rearing. ...more
Not liking how some SAHMs are taking this piece personally and feeling the need to validate ... more

Stop Inviting My Kid to Church: Religion Is Not for Children

Recently, a few of Miss N's friends have been sincerely inviting her to church. This part will be touchy for people who do not believe the same as we do and I respect that; I'll raise my kids and you can raise yours. I do not think religion is for children. I think that they should be exposed to the beliefs of all people, and while I will tell my children "this is what Mommy and Daddy believe," I do not expect her to believe the same thing. I'll ask Miss N what she thinks -- and she has some really amazing thoughts on the matter -- but I will not tell her she is wrong if she disagrees with me about the big beliefs....more
Completely agree with you. We could use more teaching of basic human values and morals (those ... more

Beyoncé at the Super Bowl: Empowered or Objectified?

Given that Super Bowl halftime is all about the spectacle and almost never about the music—hence the ridiculous stages with crazy technical features like last night’s pop-up screen that showed the audience multiple Beyoncés all at once—I figured that even if I didn’t like the music, I could witness the spectacle and maybe learn more about why Beyoncé is such a dominant force in music. On that score, I’m somewhat conflicted. ...more
Okay, I read your whole post and here is my two cents: I know why you feel conflicted because I ... more