Political Physics: From Sid to Kai-lan to Dora – Race in Pre-School Ne...

. a blogumn by Monique King-Viehland As you may or may not know, I am the proud (and extremely tired) mother of a beautiful little boy named Sekou.  Sekou is almost 20 months old and is quite a handful.  You know people tell you lots of things before, during and after your pregnancy.  I...

Philosophical Monday: The Princess & The Frog [Interracial Relati...

Is this the #1 trending topic among black bloggers are what? I saw this movie yesterday and absolutely loved it. The songs weren’t quite as there as other Disney movies, and I wished that they had hired a Broadway team as opposed to Randy Newman, whose music I’ve always liked but...

Wow! It’s Wednesday! How Responsible Are We For Our Kids’ ...

Interestingly enough, I received this Newsweek article from three different people, which I took as a hint that I should mention it on the ole blog. The article can basically be summarized as this: even if white parents think they are teaching kids not to see race, kids still see it, and not...

Oh, It’s Tuesday: How Do You Spin Biracial?

Now here’s something that I’ve been thinking about a lot lately: How exactly am I going to spin being biracial to Betty? It’s interesting, because I grew up in the wake of the Black Pride movement, and even as formerly Afroed boomers were rushing to get perms and trading in...

Philosophical Monday: This Biracial Baby Business

So by far one of my most popular posts has been “Raising Biracial Children,” which I wrote before I had any actual Biracial children living outside my womb or the gleam in my eye. I suspected as I was writing it that my perspective would change once I actually had said child, and...