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It’s a Boy! It’s a Girl! Unintended Effects of Finding Out A Baby’s Gender

I was struck by a family member’s baby shower last year.   The cake was styled as a football field.   The decorations all said MVP and the Dad’s favorite college football team’s logo was all over everything.   I … Continue reading

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Music: The Black Kids and the Girls Quit — Uh, no.

My daughters are mad at me.  Well, at any given time at least one of my children is always mad at me.  It’s basic statistics — and being a parent of teens.   But they are just going to have … Continue reading

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Intersection of Race and Gender — In My House

My teen son, an excellent student and high achiever is the oldest and the only boy.  We are black.  (I’ll explain another day why I use black instead of African-American).   The television was on in the background and I … Continue reading

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