Monthly Archives: August 2007

Gratuitous cute kid pic!

It’s Thursday, which means it’s time for another gratuitous cute kid pic! Anti-Racist Parent Jen Bradley writes: “I’ve already submitted one photo (thanks for including it), but now that we have a new family member, thought I’d share this one … Continue reading

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Columnist Intro: Maegan

by Anti-Racist Parent columnist Maegan “la Mala” Ortiz My parents, who came to New York City from Puerto Rico as teenagers, were not anti-racists. How else to explain how I, their first born, was named after the priest seducing white … Continue reading

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Is it ok for parents to adopt transracially to solve their racial hangups?

by Carmen Van Kerckhove Wendi Muse recently pointed me to a blog post at Upside-Down Adoption about televangelist Rev. Creflo Dollar. Dollar and his wife are African-American but chose to adopt a white child when they first got engaged. Here’s … Continue reading

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If I could go back to the classroom…(part 3/the conclusion)

by guest contributor Jen Chau, originally published at The Time Is Always Right… Here’s the conclusion: Flash 1: Our date with destiny. I mean…the principal. Conclusion: Paper cutting, Cave paintings, Jackson Pollack splotches, and quizzes. Moral: Think creatively! I had … Continue reading

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Send me your workplace stories!

by Carmen Van Kerckhove I need your help! As many of you may know, one of New Demographic’s other blogs is Race in the Workplace, which is all about how race and racism influence our working lives. I’m looking 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 Grandparent Bill Stroud writes: “It was Grandmommy’s birthday and Marie was sleeping over. When she awoke, Grandmommy brought her to bed and they both fell back to … Continue reading

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If I could go back…to the classroom (part 2)

by guest contributor Jen Chau, originally published at The Time Is Always Right… Not even the most well-designed and sparkly lunchbox could have emotionally prepared me for my first week of school. I guess what works as a kid doesn’t … Continue reading

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Addicted to Race 80: Race, Fashion and Beauty

by Carmen Van Kerckhove A brand-new episode (No. 80) of Addicted to Race is out! Addicted to Race is New Demographic’s weekly podcast about America’s obsession with race. Carmen and Wendi discuss how the fashion and beauty industries continue to … Continue reading

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If I could go back…to the classroom

by guest contributor Jen Chau, originally published at The Time Is Always Right… [dedicated to V and Crane] If I could go back in time to my days as a teacher, I would do things very differently. Isn’t it easy … 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 Daneille writes: “Virtual twins, Efram and Ramona, thrilled to be wearing matching shirts given to them by friends who are bio twins” If you’d like to … Continue reading

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How do parents come together to talk about race and education?

by Anti-Racist Parent columnist Vera L During this past school year, the idea of beginning a group for parents of African American students at my sons’ elementary school positioned itself in the forefront of my mind. There is already a … Continue reading

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Addicted to Race 79: All Listener Feedback

by Carmen Van Kerckhove A brand-new episode (No. 79) of Addicted to Race is out! Addicted to Race is New Demographic’s weekly podcast about America’s obsession with race. An all listener feedback episode in response to episode 77, in which … Continue reading

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The parenting blogosphere’s lack of diversity

by Anti-Racist Parent columnist Jason Sperber Last week, the parentblogosphere (or at least the neighborhood I frequent) was buzzing, post-BlogHer, with HKMIC (that’s Head Kimchi Mama In Charge) CityMama/Stefania Pomponi Butler’s smackdown on clueless PR flacks trying to get mombloggers … Continue reading

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Columnist intro: Paula

by Anti-Racist Parent columnist Paula It is an honor to participate in the dialogue here at Anti-Racist Parent as a columnist. As a Korean adoptee of white parents who is married to a white man with two children – including … Continue reading

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Addicted to Race 78: What Activists Can Learn From Pop Culture

by Carmen Van Kerckhove A brand-new episode (No. 78) of Addicted to Race is out! Addicted to Race is New Demographic’s weekly podcast about America’s obsession with race. Carmen interviews Stephen Duncombe, author of the new book Dream: Re-imagining Progressive … 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 Kellie writes: “Here’s a pic of our sweet daughter, Helen Tsehaynesh, on the day that a carrot apparently exploded in our kitchen. Her name means “sunshine” … Continue reading

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10 Do’s and Don’ts for transracially adoptive parents

by Anti-Racist Parent Columnist Michelle Myers Like everyone else who grew up in the 70′s and 80′s, I loved watching “Different Strokes.” Of course, I was enamored with the show mainly because of Gary Coleman and waited with anticipation every … Continue reading

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Addicted to Race 77: Feminism and Women of Color

by Carmen Van Kerckhove A brand-new episode (No. 77) of Addicted to Race is out! Addicted to Race is New Demographic’s weekly podcast about America’s obsession with race. Carmen and Latoya discuss why women of color sometimes feel ambivalent about … Continue reading

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When intelligence is seen as “acting white”

by Anti-Racist Parent columnist Tiffany Pridgen I spend a lot of time being the only black person in a group. I’m used to it — that’s the way it’s always been and it’s rare that I ever feel uncomfortable about … 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 Jennifer Shelley writes: “This is Sam in the bath after a fun day at his sister’s birthday party. Sam decided to show his sister how to … Continue reading

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