When I was pregnant with my daughter nine years ago, my parents left their home in Florida and moved in with us in Georgia to help us with our baby. My mother, who grew up in a multigenerational home, couldn't imagine missing a moment of her first grandchild's life.
We are all experiencing challenging times as we navigate the Covid-19 pandemic. As we implement new health and safety procedures at home, work, and public spaces, our area schools are doing the same.
I’ve been a communication professor for 9 years, and one of my favorite courses to teach is Intercultural Communication. During the first week of class, I open a conversation about culture and race by asking my students to discuss their racial identity.
We’ve seen the memes, social media posts and videos about struggling parents attempting to educate their children during our national quarantine. Many of them are hilarious!
On a daily basis, I see preschool-aged children in senseless trances as they stare at their tablets in homes, restaurants, shopping carts and everywhere else.
Recently, my four-year-old daughter received a Barbie for Christmas, one that looked like her, a pretty brown one (as she said). She asked me to come in her room because she had a question.
Doc McStuffins and Dora the Explorer: representations of gender, race, and class in US animation
Education in the wake of healthcare reform: Increasing primary care usage by individuals currently reliant upon emergency departments for care