With the advent of President Obama we are "supposedly" living in a post-racial society. While I think that the election of President Obama was a wonderful moment in history I was never under the misconception that his election indicated that America is a post racial society. This summer we have seen black and brown children kicked out of a pool in Philadelphia; Henry Lewis Gates, a professor at Harvard, was arrested in his own home for disorderly conduct and there have been numerous instances on twitter (an exchange between Kristie Alley and Harry Allen, as well a debate about one users name @knitterplease) and a CNN article about "Saving Black Marriages". You may or may not be aware of these issues but as a black woman in America I can't help but notice - often I shake my head, grumble under my breath and perhaps engage in debate without including my readers.
I do think that these issues are important, worthy of exposure and engaging dialogue from the perspective of mothers. You might be thinking why? Why is it necessary to do this? And I answer by saying sometimes I just want to go to a place where I can exhale, vent and receive feedback from other women that have life experience similar to me and honestly I don't want to change the direction of this blog. Therefore, after long consideration, I along with my friend Kristina decided to start a blog together called Moms of Hue.
Moms of Hue is the place where you can read all about the unique experience of women of color raising children. We are a group of women from all walks of life, presenting our unique views on motherhood from the women of color perspective. We are mothers of color with a lot to say. I invite you to take a trip over to Moms of Hue and read the commentary by the fabulous group of writers we have assembled. Our writers are Latina, African American, Indian, single, married, raising bi-racial children, in a word - diverse. Join me in this new endeavor, I am sure it will be enlightening for all of us.