Anti-Racist Parent cross posted my piece on Having References, and I cleaned it up a bit for them. They have a much more active comment thread than I get, so check out the stuff over there.
Also, glad to see I'm not the only one thinking about the "Being Brown" deal. I'm adding Rice Daddies to my blogroll - I know one of the writers there, and he's got great insight. Just as a side to the post on there, I sent it to a few of my friends who responded with "Why does he hate the Philippines so much?" And, my response is, "I don't read it as 'hating the Philippines.' Rather, I read it as reflecting on why many of us have issues with the dark/light aspect of skin, or why our older aunts always say how 'pretty we are for being mestiza.'" And, the damn skin lightening creme has always made me cringe.
Still busy at work! Will try to put up something original sometimes soon. In the meantime, check out the great stuff people are doing on the Blogroll.