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Sociological, biological and health research and findings about race and ethnicity; and personal reflections, anecdotes, and commentary on family values, traditions of different racial and ethnic groups to explore and communicate larger truths about the importance of family, the changing definition of family, across racial and ethnic groups.
October 28th, 2009
Written by Kelly Colbert in All About Family with 0 Comments
“Namaste Pitta!” I would yell in my little girl voice. “Hello, Kelly!” my dad would yell back. It was one of my favorite exchanges; me speaking “Hindi” and feeling very sophisticated thinking that I was bi-lingual. Okay, so I only knew about three words of Hindi, but for a 4-year-old, that was enough for me to consider myself worldly.While I am not the product of a bi-cultural marriage, I am the...
July 6th, 2009
Written by Christine Orchanian Adler in All About Family with 0 Comments
I can still remember my grandmother using Turkish slurs for people of other races when I was a child. At the time, I didn’t think anything of it. But a parenting incident of my own made me realize that children learn from everything we say and do — whether we want them to or not. Most parents envision the happy, well-mannered adults their children will grow up to be. They dream of them working...
June 18th, 2009
Written by Tarise L.S. Gray in All About Family with 0 Comments
The struggle to survive is a universal theme that is not limited to race, ethnicity, religion or geography. Poverty exists on every continent. The World Bank, a global crusader against the effects of poverty, reports that 70 percent of Nigerians live on less than $1 a day, and 30 percent of India’s population lives in poverty. Even the United Kingdom monitors its poor, which at last count stood...