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  Did you read about the 12-year-old Black boy who was suspended because he had a staring contest with a White girl? Like a lot of things I read or see these days, it sounded entirely too crazy to be true.  Initially I figured that there had to be more to the story because that […]

Freckle Face

*This post was origionally featured as part of the Black History Month series on http://denadouglashobbs.com/ Race and ethnicity are hard subjects to talk about and contrary to popular belief, they are not the same thing.  Race generally refers to genetics, while ethnicity is cultural.  Race is determined by if you are or are not a descendant […]

Use Your Words

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1st graders. I love them so much.  They still have the sweetness and naivety of a kindergartener without the tartness of the 2nd grader, particularly as they transition to a 3rd grader.  I routinely read to Thing 2’s first grade class and those days make me extremely happy. They look forward to hearing the stories […]