Monthly Archives: June 2008

Ask ARP: How can white people join the anti-racist discussion?

Dear Anti-Racist Parent, I need some help.  I am a white mother of white children.  But having been raised in a community that was predominantly minority and largely economically disadvantaged, I’ve always been concerned about race issues in our country.  … Continue reading

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Review: If the World Were a Village

written by ARP editor Tami Winfrey Harris At this moment, there are more than 6.6 billion people on the planet! It’s hard to picture so many people at one time–but what if we imagine the whole world as a village … Continue reading

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Help! Please share your antiracist parenting resources

written by editor Tami Winfrey Harris I shared in my review of bell hooks’ “Happy to be Nappy” that I would love to offer a regular column on ARP that reviews valuable resources for antiracist parenting: books, Web sites, films, … Continue reading

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Gratuitous Cute Kid Pic

  It’s Thursday, which means it’s time for another gratuitous cute kid pic! Aaaw…reader A. Bowllan’s Blogger Baby and daughter Christina, 8 months old, sure is cute. Tweet

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Pick your box

 Written by ARP editor Tami Winfrey Harris Washington Postreporter Jonathan Weisman proclaimed during an online chat Monday that Barack Obama is “much more white than black.” According to The Huffington Post: The comment came as part of an answer to … Continue reading

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ARP Tuesday Links

Is there a magazine this smart for 30-something secular chicks? Danya Ruttenberg’s brief about “Muslim Girl” magazine in the latest issue of Bitch magazine (the same one with a great article by ARP contributor Deesha Philyaw) piqued my interest. There … Continue reading

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Ask ARP: Should my biracial family break ties with racist in-laws?

Dear Anti-Racist Parent, My wife and I are a mixed couple – I’m black and she’s Mexican-American. We have two kids, an 11-year-old boy and a 9-year-old girl. While my family is quite accepting of us and our kids, my … Continue reading

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Spare the rod, get your Black Card taken

by ARP columnist Deesha Philyaw A few years ago, I wrote the following column at LiteraryMama.  I did so in hopes of sparking constructive dialogue.  Instead, crickets chirped, mostly.  Well, ARP readers aren’t known to hold their tongues, so I’m … Continue reading

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How should we talk to kids about race?

by Carmen Van Kerckhove I was on the show “State of Affairs” yesterday on the Louisville, KY public radio station 89.3 WFPL to discuss how parents can talk about race with their children. Here’s the show description: Teaching kids their … Continue reading

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Gratuitous Cute Kid Pic

It’s Thursday, which means it’s time for another gratuitous cute kid pic. Reader Lauren says, “Our daughter Marie was trying on her new doll dance costume for NARAE, her annual dance recital with Morningstar Korean Cultural Center in Lynnwood WA.” … Continue reading

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Race preference in adoption

by ARP columnist Natasha Sky This American Life aired a piece on NPR–on January 18, 2008–about a Nurse/Actress who worked in toy store FAO Schwartz’s Newborn Nursery (hat tip to Mixed Race America and Land of the Not-So-Calm). Here is … Continue reading

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ARP Tuesday Links

On Privilege and Responsibility: Natasha Sky wrote a great post in response to last week’s discussions of privilege here on ARP. I do not want my kids to grow up thinking they are simply ‘lucky’ and other kids are ‘unlucky’. … Continue reading

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Ask ARP: Is my wife making too much of our adopted child’s race?

Dear Anti-Racist Parent, My wife and I are adopting a little infant girl from Ethiopia. My wife has read 35 books, spends hours in adoption related chat rooms, has taken courses on caring for black kids’ hair and skin etc. Suffice … Continue reading

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There’s no racism anymore

writhhten by ARP editor Tami Winfrey Harris …that’s what my stepson said to me last week when I told him about my new gig at Anti-Racist Parent: “There’s no racism anymore.” I was dumbfounded. Has he not heard his dad … Continue reading

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Gratuitous Cute Kid Pic!

It’s Thursday, which means it’s time for another gratuitous cute kid pic. Reader Elisabeth shares this snapshot of her beautiful “babies.”   Tweet

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Let’s explore our privilege

written by ARP editor Tami Winfrey Harris The discussion that resulted from Liza’s post on privilege is such a good one that I thought it might be useful to further explore the topic. The Privilege Meme, which made the rounds in … Continue reading

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ARP Tuesday Links

By ARP editor Tami Winfrey Harris Not like the others: What person of color has not, at one time or another, been given honorary white status?  There is a peculiar side to some people who suffer from race bias. Even … Continue reading

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Preview of ATR Premium 1: Dr Joseph L Graves

by Carmen Van Kerckhove Addicted to Race Premium is the premium version of New Demographic’s podcast about America’s obsession with race. Every other week, subscribers receive an hour-long, exclusive audio interview with one of the nation’s top experts on race, … Continue reading

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Introducing Addicted to Race Premium

by Carmen Van Kerckhove I’m excited to announce the launch of Addicted to Race Premium, the premium version of our podcast about America’s obsession with race! Every other week, premium subscribers will receive an hour-long, exclusive audio interview with one … Continue reading

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Is Privilege Offensive?

by Anti-Racist Parent columnist Liza Talusan I experience privilege. I am college educated. I have a steady, salaried job. I am heterosexual. I have a house and a mortgage. Two cars. Two kids. One dog. I am able bodied. My … Continue reading

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