Monthly Archives: November 2007

Voting is a Family Affair

Note from Carmen: Brian originally submitted this post to me right around Election Day. I didn’t get a chance to post it until this week, but I still think it’s very relevant, especially with the continued intensive news coverage around … 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 Maria writes: “This is Noelle Jolie, born on May 14th, 2007 at 8:34 am, 7 pounds, 5 ounces and 20 inches long.” If you’d like to … Continue reading

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Columnist intro: Brian

Let me live in my house by the side of the road Where the race of men go by- They are good, they are bad, they are weak, they are strong, Wise, foolish- so am I. Then why should I … Continue reading

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Ask ARP: My husband regrets marrying a non-Polish woman. What should I do?

Dear Anti-Racist Parent, My husband was raised by his Polish parents they basically brainwashed him with ideas that he had to marry a Polish girl. His parents are very traditional. I met my husband 7 years ago and we married … Continue reading

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Reclaiming the Holidays

by Anti-Racist Parent columnist Natasha Sky Our family holidays and traditions focus on family. (We will be with more than 50 members of one side of my husband’s extended family for Thanksgiving next week.) Our family’s holiday celebrations also revolve … Continue reading

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Associated Press reporter working on race and parenting story

by Carmen Van Kerckhove Hi ARPs! An Associated Press writer named Melissa Dutton is working on a story about what parents should do when people say racist things in front of their children. If any of you would like to … Continue reading

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Ask ARP: How can I stop my child’s father from teaching him the n-word?

Dear Anti-Racist Parent, I have a 17-month old son with my ex-boyfriend, who is now my best friend. We all live together. My ex is Hispanic and I am white. My son looks like me but has a darker complexion … 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 Devona Brazier writes: “Here’s Elise, saying hello and hugging her pony. She looks exactly like her father in this picture.” If you’d like to submit a … Continue reading

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Leave

by Anti-Racist Parent columnist Margie Perscheid, originally published at Third Mom I’m so very tired of people who think the right response to anyone they disagree with is leave. Someone said that to me in an online discussion this week, … Continue reading

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Why is The New York Times censoring discussions on adoption?

by Carmen Van Kerckhove Check out my post about this on Racialicious. Tweet

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Ask ARP: What should I do about a conversation about skintone that misses the point?

Dear Anti-Racist Parent, My daughter’s preschool teacher had asked me last month if we had any preference for classroom books on family diversity, and I said I had no preference there, since she expressed no two-mom-related issues. But that she’d … Continue reading

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Drive-by Culture

by Anti-Racist Parent Columnist Jae Ran Kim, originally published at Harlow’s Monkey People ask me all the time for a “top 10″ list of suggestions or rules that are must-do’s regarding transracial adoption, and I’ll admit that I have 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 Lynn writes: “Pictures of our beautiful children show how important respect, love and tolerance is. Keep up the GREAT work with your blog! (This was taken … Continue reading

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Ask ARP: What’s the best neighborhood for a transracial family?

Dear Anti-Racist Parent, My American family is transracial: my husband and I are white, and our kids, who were adopted from Ethiopia, are black. We are now living in Egypt, but we always think about where we’d like to live … Continue reading

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Not black enough

by guest contributor Tami Winfrey Harris A couple of months ago, I asked my stepdaughter about a young, black student at her school. “She’s okay. You know she talks like a white girl. At first I thought she was weird,” … Continue reading

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Ask ARP: How should teachers handle books containing racial slurs?

Dear Anti-Racist Parent, My neighbors and I all have boys in the 3rd grade. A few weeks ago, their teacher was reading a story that included the n-word which prompted the kids to ask “what’s that?”. The teacher gave 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 Mama Sanyu writes: “Pickle’s best friend in the world is The Noozle. They’re pretending to go on a trip in this pic.” “Mama Sanyu means Mother … Continue reading

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