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Cheerios Ad is Met with a Bowl of Racial Outbursts

Commercial advertising has been a game of raising the stakes to near ridiculous levels for some time now. Advertisers tend to straddle the line between good taste and just plain offensiveness that ten…

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Why Aren’t You Talking to Your Kids About Racism?

True story: Caucasian friend of mine, while watching his children play on the playground with a collection of children representing a plentitude of racial background says to an African American wo…

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Trayvon Martin’s Death: This White Woman’s Reality Check

Every single day for seven months out of each year my fourteen year old son leaves our home wearing a hooded sweatshirt. He loves Skittles and tea. Never once have I worried he would be shot and kille…

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Is Our Ambivalence Giving Kids a Reason to Be Racist?

Back in the day, I went to about as racially and ethnically diverse an elementary school as you could get. It was urban and populated with children of various nationalities and lineages. From my white…

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Racism Roots Identified in Monkeys?

Researchers from Yale University studied rhesus monkey behavior in relation to images of known monkeys (insiders) and unknown monkeys (outsiders). They concluded that they had found the first evidence…

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Nurturing Your Racist Child: Parental Pitfalls Often Yield the Worst Results

Back in the day, I went to about as racially and ethnically diverse an elementary school as you could get. It was urban and populated with children of various nationalities and lineages. From my w…

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