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Originally published at Caramels on Maple Street

by Francie Latour

Lately, my 3-year-old daughter has been asking the same question over and over. I thought I’d run clean out of answers when she was 2, and she would ask, “Mama, why?” Now, I’ve got real problems, because here’s what my little girl wants to know: “Mama, why did Martin Luther King die?” (more…)

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Originally published at The Time Is Always Right

by Jen Chau

In the past couple of years, I have noticed a certain complacency that I never noticed before, in my eleven years of leading Swirl. The same passion and the same excitement around building multiracial communities had faded a bit. In the one year leading up to the Presidential election, we launched five new chapters (the norm had been a chapter every year or every other year). People were excited by the energy created by Obama’s campaign, and they were motivated and eager to be a part of creating supportive and inclusive multiracial communities. (more…)

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by Rayuela

Cry, the Beloved Country was written by Alan Paton and was first published in Great Britain in 1948. It is set in the South Africa of the 1940s (1946 to be precise) – a country fraught with racial tensions and searching desperately for a solution to its problems. Apartheid was instituted only four months after book was published. (more…)

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Here is the transcript from our TweetChat on Friday, September 23, 2011: Naming Race: What others call us, what we call ourselves. If you didn’t get to participate and want to weigh in on this topic now, please leave a comment below and share your thoughts! (more…)

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Raza

Yolanda Arroyo Pizarro

by Yolanda Arroyo Pizarro

When I was eight years old
I was already astute
a smart worm
a perceptive cactus
who knew at that point
that during school recess (more…)

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Here is the transcript from our TweetChat on Friday, September 9, 2011: How Being Mixed Has Shaped Me. If you didn’t get to participate and want to weigh in on this topic now, please leave a comment below and share your thoughts! (more…)

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Here is the transcript from our TweetChat on Friday, August 26, 2011: Interracial Relationships and “Dating While Mixed.” If you didn’t get to participate and want to weigh in on this topic now, please leave a comment below and share your thoughts!

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