The shocking victory of Donald Trump detonated a storm that illuminated the despair, anger and fear in our woefully divided nation. Many supporters of Trump have found themselves dumbfounded by this response, particularly to the widespread protests, and dismissed the response as sheer disappointment in the Democratic Party’s defeat. Much like this election has been … Continue reading The Opposition to Donald Trump is About More Than Politics.
This morning, Daniel, my three-year-old sweet and wild child was having breakfast after waking up unusually late. My (almost!) one-year-old baby gal Penelope had been awake for hours and was happily crawling around the living room. So I took my cup of coffee in the kitchen so I could spend some time with Daniel while … Continue reading Talking about Race Takes an Unexpected Turn.
Daniel is at an age when his social awareness is at an all-time high. He loves to wave "hi", "bye" and blow kisses towards anyone from his grandparents to polar bears at the zoo. When we go out to eat, he'll stare and smile at nearby diners until they turn around to talk to him. Then he … Continue reading Can Babies Be Racist? How to Address Race with Toddlers