What do we say to children regarding race in the light of the Trayvon Martin case?

[caption id="attachment_340" align="alignright" width="227"] Dr. George Yancy[/caption] This week on the “Ask Dr. Annie Abram” radio show, I had an incredible, eye-opening conversation with Dr. George Yancy, co-editor (along with Janine Jones) of Pursuing Trayvon Martin: Historical Contexts and Contemporary Manifestations of Racial Dynamics. Dr. Yancy...

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Coming Out as Gay to Family and Friends

Here's a pitch for a play: A married (to a heterosexual man) gay mother of two children is desperate to reveal her identity. Think of all the themes: identity, love, loyalty, the price of freedom, self-acceptance. This is Sophocles and Shakespeare quality source material! Ashamed of...

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What does transgender mean?

Peers can be cruel. They make fun of you for how you talk, walk, dress, or even throw a ball. For many victims of bullying the impetus is incidental; but imagine if the thing about you that was the subject of ridicule was your identity,...

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Special Needs, Special Souls

The post below is written by Alina Rodescu-Pitchon, and recently appeared in Westport Magazine. With all the wonders and comforts of modern life, we are no more evolved as a society than we were in the times of old.  Indulging in extravagant and selfish excesses, stepping...

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