Monthly Archives: October 2007

What are you doing about Halloween this year?

by Carmen Van Kerckhove Over the last year, we’ve had some lively discussions on Anti-Racist Parent about the problematic racial elements of Halloween. Jason Sperber urged parents to use Halloween as an opportunity to discuss stereotypes with their children: What, … Continue reading

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Is adoption the antithesis to oppression?

by Carmen Van Kerckhove If you haven’t already, do check out this somewhat controversial article in the latest issue of Mother Jones magazine about international adoption: Did I Steal My Daughter? The Tribulations of Global Adoption (hat tip to Jae … Continue reading

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Who Belongs?

by Anti-Racist Parent columnist Natasha Sky My son was writing in his workbook the other day. We’re homeschooling in the eclectic-semi-unschooling-style; the workbooks have been around for over a year–my kids think they’re fun. The books are actually a great … 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 Anita writes: “Paloma was thrilled to see her old toys in a new environment- the motel room where we spent part of a glorious vacation to … Continue reading

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Ask ARP: What should I do about nursery rhymes with a racist past?

Dear Anti-Racist Parent, I am a Mom of two girls and I live in Eastern Canada. I am looking for some advice about the children’s rhyme “Eeny, meeny, miny, moe, Catch a tiger by the toe”. Last week, on the … Continue reading

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This is where we live.

by Anti-Racist Parent columnist Jason Sperber This is where we live. A couple weeks ago, my wife and I took our almost-three-year-old daughter to her first county fair. She got to eat French fries and funnel cake, look at cows, … 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 Michelle writes: “Our sweet girl. 3 years old.” If you’d like to submit a pic to us, please email us at team@loveisntenough.com. Please include a caption … Continue reading

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A Slur By Any Other Name

by Anti-Racist Parent columnist Paula, originally published at Heart, Mind and Seoul When I was in the 2nd grade, my teacher would occasionally ask for a student to volunteer and help close the end of the school day with a … Continue reading

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Some of My Best Friends (and Family) Are Racists

by guest contributor Rachel Sullivan, originally published at Rachel’s Tavern I remember an argument I had with my mother a few years back. I had brought my boyfriend, a black man, who I had been dating for 4 years, to … Continue reading

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Having a multicultural doll ghetto is not enough

by Anti-Racist Parent columnist Dawn Friedman Recently I wrote on my blog about trying to find an African American Polly Pocket for my 3-year old daughter. My efforts were only slightly successful – I did find a brown-skinned Polly, kind … 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 Cynthia writes: “I can’t resist. I am so smitten by my son, that I have now stooped to sending in this most recent and most cute … Continue reading

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Parent Panic Over Hispanic Heritage Month

by Anti-Racist Parent columnist Maegan “la Mala” Ortiz Maybe it’s because I’m a conscious Latina parent with a background in activism. Maybe it’s because I hate and don’t identify with the term Hispanic. Whatever the reason, I don’t celebrate or … Continue reading

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11 tips for white parents with adopted children of color

by Carmen Van Kerckhove I just spotted this excellent list of tips for white parents with adopted children of color over on Harlow’s Monkey. It’s written by Sun Yung Shin in the Summer 2007 issue of MN ASAP Family Voices … Continue reading

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