It’s Not Just Melanin

It’s Not Just Melanin

Dear Maria, I was raised that the only difference between white people and black people was the color of their skin. That black people were just like me, only darker. I never thought any different and always treated them with the same respect as I do everyone else. I...
Making Up Means Letting Go

Making Up Means Letting Go

Dear Maria, My quandary: I am adopted and did a search for my birth family a few years ago. I located my half-brother and half-sister; we share a mother. All were overjoyed to meet me. My “new” sister Susan lives near the east coast and my “new” brother lives not far...