Monthly Archives: October 2006

Why my daughter will never dress in a national costume for Halloween

by ARP Columnist, Karen Walrond Soon after moving to the United States in 1978 at the age of 11, I got my first real taste of American Halloween. Because I had attended an American school in my homeland of Trinidad, … Continue reading

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Brand-new “Addicted to Race” episode out now (#46)!

by Jen Chau and Carmen Van Kerckhove A brand-new episode of Addicted to Race is out! If you haven’t already, please subscribe to our podcast in iTunes. Click here to launch iTunes and subscribe today, it’s absolutely free. We hand … Continue reading

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Columnist Intro: Jae Ran

by Anti-Racist Parent Columnist Jae Ran Kim When I think about what it means to me personally to be invited to be a guest blogger on Anti-Racist Parent, it is wholly in contrast to how I was raised in the … Continue reading

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Madonna, Africa, adoption, and the white man’s burden

by Carmen Van Kerckhove Before I get started with this post, a few clarifications. First, I don’t think that Madonna is the evil, attention-hungry, Angelina-copycat that others are making her out to be. I’m sure she was guided by the … Continue reading

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Debunking the “million to one,” “black and white twins” obsession

by Carmen Van Kerckhove Let the hysteria begin! The media has yet another set of “miracle” twins to obsess over. An Australian black/white mixed woman with a white husband recently gave birth to twins Alicia and Jasmin, girls that The … Continue reading

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Brand-new “Addicted to Race” episode out now (#45)!

by Jen Chau and Carmen Van Kerckhove A brand-new episode of Addicted to Race is out! If you haven’t already, please subscribe to our podcast in iTunes. Click here to launch iTunes and subscribe today, it’s absolutely free. THE DANGERS … Continue reading

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Hosting problems

by Carmen Van Kerckhove As you might have noticed, this site and basically all our other sites have been down for most of the day. We’re experiencing some problems with our host. Hopefully they’ll be resolved soon, but please bear … Continue reading

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Introducing Conscious Media Maker!

by Jen Chau and Carmen Van Kerckhove We’re excited to announce the launch of a new blog, Conscious Media Maker! Conscious Media Maker is a blog for entertainment, media, advertising and public relations professionals who are committed to bringing about … Continue reading

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Trick or Treat? Thinking about the masks we put on our kids on Halloween

by ARP columnist, Jason Sperber A recent post on Rice Daddies, the group blog by Asian American dads that I coordinate, incited a lively debate among commenters about whether racially or culturally based Halloween costumes were well-meaning or racist, or … Continue reading

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links for 2006-10-21

Inter-race adoptees say worried about Madonna child – NineMSN Thanks Meg! “People need to understand that the losses for the adoptees are immense and lifelong…The price many of us have paid is a lifelong struggle to gain a sense of … Continue reading

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In case you missed it…

by Jen Chau and Carmen Van Kerckhove Every Friday afternoon we sum up the week’s best posts from New Demographic‘s various projects. Here we go! Race Changers a community of people working towards an anti-racist future, one week at a … Continue reading

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What do you think?

by ARP Columnist, Jason Sperber If you surf certain corners of the parentblogosphere, chances are you’ve read, or even participated in, some pretty heated discussions about the intersection of race and parenting. Most parentblogs, however, are the creations of individual … Continue reading

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links for 2006-10-18

‘I Am Hip-Hop’ Author Welcomes Children Into Culture – AllHipHop.com “I would like for children to get that Hip-Hop is not about what [possessions] you have. Life is not what you have. Hip-Hop is about who you are and how … Continue reading

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Columnist Intro: Karen

by ARP Columnist, Karen Walrond My name is Karen, and I’m from The Republic of Trinidad & Tobago. You may think the fact that I’m from a small, two-island country at the southernmost part of the Caribbean Sea may seem … Continue reading

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TONIGHT: Live call-in show for Addicted to Race!

by Jen Chau and Carmen Van Kerckhove Be sure to tune in TONIGHT for the latest Addicted to Race live call-in show. It’s tonight, October 17 at 10 pm Eastern U.S. time. We’ll be discussing the dangers of positive stereotypes. … Continue reading

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Brand-new “Addicted to Race” episode out now (#44)!

by Jen Chau and Carmen Van Kerckhove A brand-new episode of Addicted to Race is out! If you haven’t already, please subscribe to our podcast in iTunes. Click here to launch iTunes and subscribe today, it’s absolutely free. RANT The … Continue reading

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I wish my parents knew…

by Jen Chau I’m sure that as adults, we can all say that there are things we wish our parents knew about us as we were growing up. Perhaps things that would have made things easier? Or things that would have created more … Continue reading

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links for 2006-10-15

Malawi groups to ask court to halt Madonna adoption – Yahoo! News Thanks Jennifer! “Human rights groups in Malawi will seek a court injunction on Monday to stop pop star Madonna from proceeding with the adoption of a one-year-old boy … Continue reading

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links for 2006-10-13

A Notable Chess Journey for Talented New York Girls – New York Times 15 year-old Medina and 12 year-old Darrian. “It will be the first time that two African-American players have represented the United States in an international chess competition. … Continue reading

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Columnist Intro: Jason

by ARP Columnist, Jason Sperber Where I’m Coming From What does it mean to be an anti-racist parent? Thinking about this question makes me flash back to the diversity trainings I was involved with during college, both as a participant … Continue reading

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