17 things people don’t know about Slavery, the Civil War, and Reconstruction in the USA

I “knew” that Lincoln freed the slaves. These freed people were given rights as citizens by the 14th Amendment to the Constitution, and the right to vote by the 15th Amendment. Neat and clean, right? So why are there still problems 100-and-some-odd years later? I decided to do some research. This is not an exhaustive … More 17 things people don’t know about Slavery, the Civil War, and Reconstruction in the USA

If you really want to combat racism, read to a child    #reading #children #racism #family #kids

With all the talk of racism in the news, what do we tell our children? How do we talk to them? A Doll Like My Mommy is the celebration of an interracial family. It depicts each family member’s uniqueness while acknowledging their inherent similarities. This book is filled with images of loving interaction between all … More If you really want to combat racism, read to a child    #reading #children #racism #family #kids

Daily Prompt: Can we please take the deck of race cards off the table?

If I had all the time in the world to throw myself behind a cause, it would be to stop the race baiting being done in this country. I know things are not perfect, but there are advances and mistakes on both sides. For the record, yes, I am white. Let me tell you of … More Daily Prompt: Can we please take the deck of race cards off the table?