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ERIC Number: EJ864770
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 8
ISSN: ISSN-0164-8527
Mary Catherine and Me: Building Cross-Cultural Relationships in "Post-Racial" America
Bruno, Holly Elissa
Exchange: The Early Childhood Leaders' Magazine Since 1978, n190 p26-30 Nov-Dec 2009
In 1963, President Obama's parents could not have married legally in a number of states. Mary Catherine and the author graduated from Corning Free Academy in Corning, New York, in June 1963. The lessons they learned were wrenching: "Someone is going to get hurt." Doors that opened for the author slammed in Mary Catherine's face. Holding Mary Catherine in her heart, the author has been on a quest to learn how to make things better than they were for them. In this article, the author offers one perspective on the importance of developing cross-cultural relationships. She shares some of her journey and invites the readers to reflect on how authentic their relationships are with people who differ from them, especially in culture and ethnicity.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A