Author: Molly

How to Be a Multiracial Family

When you have a multiracial family you get a lot of stares. I noticed it on my first date with the black man who would become my husband. We walked into a crowded movie theater. You’ve all been that couple in a packed throng searching for two seats together. Usually the crowd you’re scanning plays with…

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How to Keep Cool When Confronting Bigots

“I’m about to get out my old pistol, dust it off, the way things goin’ ’round here.” My eyes darted up at the fellow across from me in the hospital waiting room. The guy was decked out in denim, a worn-in baseball cap, scuffed boots on his feet. He was mustached—not in the trendy sense. The…

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