I've been married to my husband for almost 22 years. We are in our mid-forties. We have 3 kids, a 15 1/2 yo son and 10 yo b-g twins. I am being driven crazy by a certain aspect of my husband's behavior/personality. For example, earlier today I noticed a scratch on the lower part of our refrigerator door. The fridge is black and about a year and half old. I mentioned it to my husband. He inspected it and immediately called our children in to the kitchen to ask who did the damage. (More...) [more inside]
While faxing at the front desk at my job, a few co-workers were sitting around chatting. An African American co-worker was telling few Hispanic co-workers a story about how her and her friends were overlooked while shopping at Coach, "because the clerk was only paying attention to the (mouths the word "white" while my back was turned) girls. She goes on the explain that they left the store and called to complain that they were ignored because of their race. I was the only white person there (and not part of the conversation) and I would never have been telling a story if the reverse was true, so was this racism in the workplace? I surely felt uncomfortable. What can/should I do?
What is wrong with suggesting that African-American children do not benefit from their parents telling them about the infamous "3 strikes against them as a Black person?" [more inside]
Can anybody recommend some traditional black gospel recordings? [more inside]
Looking for a good book that gives an overview of the African American experience in the United States. It should be readable, engaging, but also informative. [more inside]