Wednesday, February 04, 2009
And Speaking of Single Mothers...
I realize that my last few posts have all in some way highlighted the single mother experience. So I'm going to keep going with that theme and talk about a newly single mother who is also in the media a lot, my girl, Madonna.
For all accounts and purposes, Madonna is a White woman, and yet she is parenting a Latina, British and African child. We give Angelina all the rainbow coalition credit, but when you think about it, Madonna is doing her part too to expand the definition of the multicultural/international/transracial family.
So, my Meltingpot readers, here's our first Meltingpot opinion poll. Who do you think is going to do a better job at instilling in their children a sense of ethnic pride and identity, Angelina Jolie or Madonna? Why do you think that way?
Everyone who answers will be entered in the second Meltingpot Giveaway. I'm gifting a copy of asha bandele's new book (in hardcover) about being a single mother, Something Like Beautiful. Get your answers in by Friday at 6pm. The lucky winner will be announced on Monday, February 9.