Hispanic Heritage Is American Heritage

When I met my husband, I threw myself into every part of his Mexican culture. I learned to prepare traditional foods, like mole and capriotada for special occassions. I took Spanish in college, became the director of our church's annual Hispanic fiesta and eventually began planning our wedding that included items like a lazo, cojines and arras. There were so many new things to learn, but I never felt overwhelmed or out of place....more
This is such a wonderful post! Thank you! Thank you for loving your husband and our culture. ...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
Thank you for this post, as it was just interesting. I enjoyed reading your viewpoint. I'm a ...more

Talking About Martin Luther King Jr. and Race With My Biracial 5 Year Old

It’s interesting being a parent of biracial children in that -- like with most things with motherhood -- I’m fumbling around in the dark.Digging through my five-year-old’s backpack, I ran across a worksheet on Martin Luther King, Jr. Curious, I asked him what he learned about King in school. Image Credit: Ron Cogswell via Flickr ...more
It's a balancing act in the truest sense of the word...and you're doing great at it. Your son ...more

Why My Daughter Will Speak Spanish

How does something so simple go viral? I have no freaking clue. The last few weeks have been a crazy whirlwind of excitement. Messages, social media notifications, article after article linking back to my blog, showing off my baby girl. I'm still at awe at how many people are interested in something so simple: a birthday message for a man who makes our lives better every single day....more
She is ADORABLE! :)  Love it!more

People Like Richard Cohen Make Me Want to Barf

Making the rounds on my Facebook timeline today is a story about how biracial families make Washington Post columnist Richard Cohen “want to puke.” Public Advocate Bill de Blasio's inauguration, January 1, 2010, Image Credit: Public Advocate Bill de Blasio, via Flickr...more
Grace Hwang LynchGrace, except for the fact that he is such a weasel, that statement would ...more

White Dad Accused of Kidnapping His Own Bi-Racial Kids

The race blogging world has been abuzz over the case of a Virginia man accused of kidnapping his own children. The father, who is white, was seen leaving a Walmart store with his three daughters who are bi-racial (their mother is black). The clue that tipped off security? A customer reported that the dad and his children "just don't match up"....more
@Momofacrew I live in Richmond, VA and I totally agree {as sad as it is}.more

Racism, Our Progress and Our Problems

“As my sufferings mounted I soon realized that there were two ways in which I could respond to my situation — either to react with bitterness or seek to transform the suffering into a creative force. I decided to follow the latter course.”                         -Martin Luther King Jr. This is a week to reflect on how much progress we’ve made since the days of segregation and how much farther we have to go to fight racism....more
I agree that social media has made things worse because people feel anonymous enough to say ...more

Have I Become Racist Against White People?

I recently got into a little disagreement on Facebook, through a comment thread on an acquaintance’s page. I left a comment saying that people who fly confederate flags are generally not the kind of people who a black man (or woman) might want to be caught in a dark alley with. My point was not so much that flying a confederate flag makes you a racist, but in my experience, they usually are.Then I got called a racist. By a white guy from Mississippi. Which, as another commenter on the thread pointed out, was kind of humorous, seeing as I am also white....more
I've always hated the "racist" word. We all have prejudices, as even research on babies proves. ...more

Census (and Bloggers) Show Increase in Mixed-Race Marriages, Babies

The U.S. Census Bureau recently released new statistics on mixed-race families based on the 2010 survey, prompting several news articles about the rise in interracial families....more
But the term "biracial" is especially problematic. Hispanics are divided between different ...more

Unexpected Racism Against Transracial Families

[Editor's Note: Snide comments and disapproving looks are things mixed-race families will run into sooner or later. But when Jamie from I'm Not the Babysitter adopted her black son, she anticipated disapproval from other Caucasian people. Not the case. It turns out, the stares and comments come from people of all races. And she writes that it's the disapproval of black people that gets to her the most. --Grace]...more
I wouldnt give a ratss ass. this 2012 ,not 1954, or 1873 for that matter.im 19, I dont wanna ...more