Monthly Archives: May 2007

What do you get if you google the word interracial?

by Carmen Van Kerckhove Well, the #1 search result is not safe for work, that’s for sure. So the question is: why are people so fascinated by interracial sex? Let me tell you a quick story. I was at a … Continue reading

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Gratuitous cute kid pic!

It’s Thursday, which means it’s time for another gratuitous cute kid pic! Anti-Racist Parent Daniel Brennan sends in this pic of Julia and Ashley a few years back at the Bronx Zoo and writes: “Ashley is a sophomore in college! … Continue reading

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How do other -isms intersect with racism?

by Anti-Racist Parent columnist Dawn Friedman Before I had my kids I worked for a feminist organization that had the elimination of racism written into their institutional purpose. The YWCA’s mission statement ends with this line: The YWCA will thrust … Continue reading

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The Racism Radar

by Anti-Racist Parent columnist Vera L My older son got into trouble again at school the other day. I learned about it from his younger brother, who gleefully greeted me after school with the news. “Mommy, Oliver, got benched today.” … Continue reading

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Revisiting Desiree’s Baby

by Anti-Racist Parent columnist Sue Lyons-Joell In 1893, Vogue magazine published the Kate Chopin story, “Desiree’s Baby”. The melodramatic tragedy set in antebellum Louisiana involves a foundling mother, her planter husband, and their newborn son. Desiree drowns her child and … Continue reading

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Gratuitous cute kid pic!

It’s Thursday, which means it’s time for another gratuitous cute kid pic! Anti-Racist Parent Amy Fanning writes: “I have been reading the site for a few months, and look forward to every posting. I am a married white mother of … Continue reading

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Deciding to talk about it

by guest contributor Tiffany Pridgen As a child I was never specifically instructed on race or culture by anyone in my family, and I’m certain that is fairly unusual for someone from a family of color. The truth is, we … Continue reading

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Why do we expect adoptees to be grateful?

by Anti-Racist Parent columnist Margie Perscheid, originally published at Third Mom The concept that my children should be grateful to my husband and me for having adopted them has always been offensive to me. And if it’s offensive to me, … Continue reading

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Gratuitous cute kid pic!

It’s Thursday, which means it’s time for another gratuitous cute kid pic! Anti-Racist Parent Geraly writes: “My daughter demonstrates “the Asian girl wave” – a phenomena i had never witnessed before and had only heard of after reading Carmen’s post … Continue reading

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How do we parent to eliminate bullying from our culture?

by Anti-Racist Parent columnist Jason Sperber My wife and I have been talking and thinking about this for a while. Last December, we heard a heartbreaking episode of This American Life in which a Muslim American family’s American dream dissolves … Continue reading

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Addicted to Race 69: Minorities and Politics

by Carmen Van Kerckhove A brand-new episode (No. 69) of Addicted to Race is out! Addicted to Race is New Demographic’s weekly podcast about America’s obsession with race. It’s another all listener feedback episode as we continue our semi-hiatus here … Continue reading

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Oh, the wonderful world of toddler picture books and more . . .

by Anti-Racist Parent columnist Tereza Topferova Part I: My Many Colored Days I took my son to a thrift store last month and bought a few toys, including a pink stroller and a black doll, and books. When we got … Continue reading

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Gratuitous cute kid pic!

It’s Thursday, which means it’s time for another gratuitous cute kid pic! Anti-Racist Parent Mama A writes: “This is my daughter Boo.  I believe Emily, whom I blog with, has already sent one of her and her friend Red in … Continue reading

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Reminder: Racialicious! When Race and Pop Culture Collide

by Carmen Van Kerckhove I’m excited to announce that New Demographic’s seminar, Racialicious! When Race and Pop Culture Collide, is now available in both audio seminar and e-book formats! DESCRIPTION From the neo-minstrelsy of Flavor of Love to the racial … Continue reading

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When hospitals host family reunions: More about how racism destroys families

by Anti-Racist Parent Columnist Michelle Myers A month ago, my uncle tried to kill my aunt by shooting her in the head with a shotgun, and then he killed himself with it. It happened the day after I had emailed … Continue reading

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Ask ARP: I’m about to adopt transracially, but what do I do about my racist in-laws?

Dear Anti-Racist Parent, I need help finding out how to battle racist in-laws when we are adopting a child of a different race and I am so flabbergasted by the comments that come from their mouths. We went to the … Continue reading

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Addicted to Race 68: Imus, hip hop, “queer

by Carmen Van Kerckhove A brand-new episode (No. 68) of Addicted to Race is out! Addicted to Race is New Demographic’s weekly podcast about America’s obsession with race. This is an all listener audio comment episode: Frances shares her thoughts … Continue reading

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Addressing the root of it all

by Anti-Racist Parent Columnist Liz Dwyer Thirty years have passed since the name “Kunta Kinte” was etched into my memory. The miniseries Roots was my first real education about the chattel slavery that held this nation in its grip for … Continue reading

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Gratuitous cute kid pic!

It’s Thursday, which means it’s time for another gratuitous cute kid pic! Anti-Racist Parent Tim Craig writes: “This is my daughter Colleen (picture taken when she was 19 months). She is bi-racial with an American father (of a Scottish and … Continue reading

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Racialicious! When Race and Pop Culture Collide

by Carmen Van Kerckhove I’m excited to announce that New Demographic’s seminar, Racialicious! When Race and Pop Culture Collide, is now available in both audio seminar and e-book formats! DESCRIPTION From the neo-minstrelsy of Flavor of Love to the racial … Continue reading

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