by Carmen Van Kerckhove
I’m happy to announce that starting today, Tami Winfrey Harris will be Editor of Anti-Racist Parent!
Tami has done a phenomenal job of exploring the way race impacts our personal and family lives: from discussing challenges to racial legitimacy to Eurocentric standards of beauty, from talking (or not talking) about racism to teaching diversity.
I’ll still be around of course, but I’ll be less involved in the day-to-day operations of the blog.
Here’s a bit more about Tami:
Tami Winfrey Harris is a freelance writer and public relations professional living with her husband, stepson and a menagerie of critters in the Midwest. She blogs about race, gender, politics and life at What Tami Said, and is a frequent guest contributor to other blogs, including Racialicious. She hosts an annual Women’s History Month blog carnival in collaboration with the blog, Women’s Space.
And here are a few thoughts from Tami:
“When I began writing on the Internet, I didn’t expect to spend so much time discussing race. Like any person of color, race and racism (and their intersection with a bunch of other “isms”) have been constant influences on my life. So constant, that I began to see my marginalized place as unremarkable, nothing to talk about. But man, once I wrote that first post, it was on. I have written a lot about my experiences being “the only,” as in the only black person in the classroom, the dorm room and the boardroom; as well as the “not-black-enough” girl. Today, I am raising my stepson, the product of a segregated urban environment, in a smallish town with negligible diversity. My nieces and nephew live here, too. They are always “the only” and no-doubt someday will be “not black enough.” Add to my daily life the racial sturm und drang of this political season, and I’ve found a lot to discuss and dissect.
We all have a lot to discuss and dissect. I don’t promise any answers. I’m feeling my way like anyone else. But I look forward to guiding discussion on ARP of how race and racism affect our families and our children.”
Please join me in congratulating Tami! I know that she’ll do a great job and make Anti-Racist Parent an even more vibrant community!