Tuesday, August 27, 2013

My 3 Year Old Has Experienced Racism (and yours probably has too)

(image by Tina Kugler)

©  Sharon Chang, Aug 26, 2013  as seen on Racism Review

I’m sorry to be the bearer of bad news. But if there is a child of color in your life and if you ever read to them – then they have already experienced racism. 

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Didn't Go To Pista Sa Nayon, But Didn't Seem To Matter

(image from Lost Boot Media)

©  Sharon Chang and Multiracial Asian Families Blog, Aug 1 2013

Last weekend I took my son to an outdoor birthday party.  When we drove up to the park it seemed atypically crowded. My first thought of course, “Wow parking’s a nightmare. Crap. Can I convince my preschooler to walk 3 city blocks later after he’s run around like crazy and eaten too much sugar? How far could I really drag/carry him if I had to?” But then something distracted me from sliding down the avoid-tantrums-at-all-cost rabbit hole. Something familiar. What was it? I looked at all the people moving down the sidewalks. Double take. Triple take. Aha! Asians. Tons of Asians.