Category Archives: Socialization

Battling the School to Prison Pipeline: A Primer for White Educators and Parents

Battling the School to Prison Pipeline: A Primer for White Educators and Parents

As a white parent of children of color, I am ashamed to admit that I have at times allowed the halo of white privilege that surrounds my children to paralyze me when it comes to their educations. If I can do it to my own children, imagine how uninformed, albeit well-meaning, teachers who presumably doContinue Reading

Girl Equals Sex

Girl Equals Sex

I continue to wrestle with clothing, though not my own. I have read so many well thought out blog posts and their accompanying Facebook discussions about girls and selfies, girls and sexy Halloween costumes, girls and their cartoon role models, girls and the slutty clothing marketed to them. I have even written a bit aboutContinue Reading

The Happiness Fallacy

The Happiness Fallacy

I have come to the conclusion that we have it all wrong, the notion of happiness as our goal in life. It’s too blurry a goal, not to mention entirely self-serving. In raising and learning with my children, I confess that my greatest delinquency has been considering their happiness above all else. Now, with threeContinue Reading

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