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Racism Dead; Hub Woman Rejoices

Posted by Francie Latour June 28, 2012 10:49 AM

One morning last week, as per usual, I woke up to read my hometown Boston Globe online. As I scanned the updates on Queen Elizabeth's handshake and Rielle Hunter's breakup, my eyes landed on a headline proclaiming what might be the most historic, transformational news of my lifetime. No, not the upholding of Obama's health care law. This headline was much, much bigger: Stain of Racism Is Finally Fading in America.

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Out Of The (Immigration) Closet

Posted by Francie Latour June 15, 2012 08:58 PM

In announcing a dramatic policy shift that would halt the deportation of undocumented immigrants brought here as children, President Obama underlined an issue at the heart of the debate over a generation of immigrants who have known no other home but the US: What does it mean to be American?

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The Myth of Native American Blood

Posted by Francie Latour June 1, 2012 04:15 PM
The African-American grandmother of a friend of mine once summed up the laws that govern black identity in this country. "If you ever want to know if someone's black or not," she would say, "go ask their white neighbor." FULL ENTRY

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Francie Latour writes about race, gender, ethnicity, and cultural identity. She’s written about everything from working-mom guilt to black Barbies as a contributor to The Boston Globe, where she worked for 11 years as an investigative reporter and features writer. More »

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