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7 Things Your Parents Didn't Tell You about Raising a Biracial Child

Diedre Anthony | Posted 11.03.2015 | Parents
Diedre Anthony

At some point, your child may identify with one race over another. This may not be yours and you may feel hurt. Biracial children build healthy self-concepts when they are taught that they are both, not 50/50.

Interview with an Expert in Multicultural Studies

Diedre Anthony | Posted 11.02.2015 | Parents
Diedre Anthony

I came across his book, Tomorrow's Children, after an assignment. We were tasked with picking an issue we were passionate about, and finding ways to educate our fellow colleagues about it. Surprisingly, there was little research on educating and raising biracial/multicultural children.

The One Thing We Need To Stop Saying To Biracial Couples

The Huffington Post | Aaron Barksdale | Posted 10.29.2015 | Black Voices

"You are going to have the cutest mixed babies!" That statement is one that YouTube vlogger and host of MTV News Decoded, Franchesca Ramsey, says...

How Not to Offend Mixed-Race Families

Diedre Anthony | Posted 10.15.2015 | Parents
Diedre Anthony

How mortifying it must have been for him to have this identity crisis in front of all of his peers and teachers. This anecdote is an extreme example, but some people just don't know what to say without being offensive. I came up with a small list to help.

Taye Diggs Shares How His Biracial Son Inspired New Children's Book

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 10.07.2015 | Black Voices

Taye Diggs can add two-time children's book author to his resume with the release of his new book, “Mixed Me!” The actor’s...

Bullied for Being Biracial | SPEAK UP WITH JIMMY NGUYEN (VIDEO)

Jimmy Nguyen | Posted 06.05.2015 | Black Voices
Jimmy Nguyen

Growing up in a small town Pennsylvania, Alexis Rydbom was bullied and faced racial discrimination because she is a biracial. She shares her story with Jimmy Nguyen, and talks about how she overcame her childhood challenges to become a confident young woman.

'Black or White' Tackles a Touchy Subject

Dwight Brown | Posted 03.30.2015 | Black Voices
Dwight Brown

Only a very perceptive filmmaker could tackle the topic of race relations and be remotely successful. It would require a writer/director to be smart, balanced, sensitive and able to see both sides of the issue.

Living Color: Fathers Talk To Their Bi-Racial Sons

NBC News | Posted 01.15.2015 | Black Voices

Teaching lessons they never had to learn, fathers speak to their bi-racial sons about identity, perception, and dealing with law enforcement....

Facing Racism In Brazil: Black Like Me

Vanessa Rodrigues | Posted 01.06.2015 | Black Voices
Vanessa Rodrigues

In the end, my husband and I aren't white. Our child is the perfection combination of the two of us. Our son is black.

Disney Animation's 'Big Hero 6' Is Far More Than Meets the Eye

Kimberly Cooper | Posted 01.12.2015 | Entertainment
Kimberly Cooper

It's what my high school film teacher Mr. Hosney would call a 700-layer-cake experience, that with each new viewing of the film, another layer of insight -- whether cultural, generational, or emotional -- is uncovered.

The Question I Never Want To Answer Again

Andromeda Turre | Posted 05.06.2014 | Women
Andromeda Turre

I'm pretty sure there is no box for that. You might need a suitcase for all of that. And knowing that will not likely help you to relate to me, understand me or know me any more than you did five seconds ago.

The Color of David: Raising Brown Kids in America

Lucia Brawley | Posted 02.26.2014 | Parents
Lucia Brawley

Our society values black kids less. It's super-obvious to anyone not in profound denial that our society unfairly values white people, and thus white kids, the most.

LOOK: Garcelle Beauvais' Children's Book Teaches Kids All About Diversity

Posted 08.05.2013 | Black Voices

When actress Garcelle Beauvais first arrived in Massachusetts from Haiti, it was the first time she felt different from those around her. "When I went...

The Question I Don't Want You To Ask About My Family

Denise Henry | Posted 07.01.2013 | Parents
Denise Henry

I wipe my children's faces a certain way, I caress their knees or elbows in a certain way when they fall down and I scold them in a way that only a parent can.

My Kids Are Biracial: Let's Discuss

Jenn Horton | Posted 06.25.2013 | Parents
Jenn Horton

Just because I know something doesn't mean it should be known. I usually don't have any insight into what led them to their question or statement toward me. I just know that there's something in it that might not feel easy to navigate. Much of what is worthwhile is not easy.

15 Things Never To Say To Parents Of Biracial Kids

The Stir | Posted 06.21.2013 | Parents
The Stir

These days, mixed-race babies account for 7 percent of the kids born to American moms every year. So why are the parents of biracial kids still hearing the same tired, old comments our parents and grandparents heard (or, God forbid, made!) back in the day?

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

Melanie Coffee | Posted 03.23.2013 | Black Voices
Melanie Coffee

I'm not ashamed of our history. Quite the opposite, in fact. But there's something about telling your child that he was viewed/could be still viewed as a second-class citizen. I never want him to feel "less than," but I also want him to know of his rich history

Richard Pryor's Daughter Pulls It Off

AP | JENNIFER FARRAR | Posted 08.07.2012 | Home

NEW YORK -- Rain Pryor has a lot of tart comments to share about growing up with a famous father and being a bi-racial child before it was fashionable...

Michelle: 'Ma Belle,' My Advocate And My Mom

Zach Stafford | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Zach Stafford

In those moments when my mom argued with other moms over the maternity of her children, I saw that no matter what I told her, no matter whom I became, she would always love me, and she would always fight for me. And she has done that.

Being Honest About My Biracial Daughter and Long-Haired Son

Sarah Buttenwieser | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sarah Buttenwieser

If my kids know they are who they are -- bright, sweet, scrappy girl and smart, athletic, long-haired boy -- does it matter whether strangers know anything beyond their first impressions?