Tag Archives: Family

“What is the right age to begin teaching kids about race?”

I was recently asked this question by a colleague. This is my detailed response, which I think belongs here… This does not have a simple answer, but there is a lot of research looking at the psychological development of children … Continue reading

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Oprah Winfrey and My Personal Trajectory from Couch Potato to Assistant Professor

Today, the mighty Ms. O will be visiting the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University for the opening of our new studio and innovation center. I will be attending the luncheon where she will be the featured speaker. In honor of breathing the same … Continue reading

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Isla Vista Killings: The Unfortunate Manifestation of a “Tortured Mulatto”

Many are shocked when I mention this phrase.  The tortured, or tragic, mulatto is a stereotype that describes the situation of mixed race individuals. This classic racism highlights their unique place between groups, and assumes that existing at this unique … Continue reading

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Race and Gender in the Fast and Furious Franchise

I wrote this after watching Fast & Furious 6. I never posted it. I suppose now is a good time. RIP Paul Walker. Fast and Furious (F&F) is the only film franchise with a majority non-White cast to have an … Continue reading

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Just Another Multiracial Tirade…

A parent of multiracial children speaks out on the parenting blog at The New York Times on the phrase, “Mixed kids are always so beautiful…” My response to her… “Unless parents are multiracial, they cannot understand the experience of their children despite … Continue reading

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Trinidad & Tobago (2011)

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