Monthly Archives: July 2008

Gratuitous Cute Kid Pic

  It’s Thursday, which means it’s time for another gratuitous cute kid pic. Reader Jeremy S. wants the world to see his handsome son Liko.       Tweet

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Ask ARP: How should we refer to the race of our new baby?

Dear Anti-Racist Parent: I’m a Scandinavian woman married to an East African man and now we’re expecting our little baby girl within a month from now or so… My question is the following: Admittedly, I haven’t read much on your Web … Continue reading

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ARP Tuesday Links

Houston-area school bars boy for adhering to Native American cultural practice: FORT BEND COUNTY (KTRK) — The parents of a kindergartener in Fort Bend County are fighting for his right to have long hair in school. They say it’s about freedom … Continue reading

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Do I need to travel to China?

Crossposted from Mixed Race America Today at Staples I was waiting to make 5 photocopies at the single copier that was working. An elderly gentleman (probably in his 70s) was photocopying what looked to be (and turned out to be) … Continue reading

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Gratuitous Cute Kid Pic

It’s Thursday, which means it’s time for another gratuitous cute kid pic. Our reader, Christine, shares this photo of her oldest son Nate with youngest son Elias in Ethiopia.  ”Two beautiful boys just hanging out!” Tweet

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Ask ARP: Where can I find anti-racist history curricula?

Dear Anti-Racist Parent: Over the past seven or eight years, I’ve been on a journey to relearn history – you know, leaving behind the history I was taught and trying to grasp the real truth of the events that have shaped our … Continue reading

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ARP Tuesday Links

The meritocracy and race: Michelle Obama’s much-discussed thesis laid bare the experiences that many young, black adults–many people of color period–have at predominantly white universities. In yesterday’s Washington Post, Theola Labbé-DeBose explored how her later experience in college in many … Continue reading

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Face-to-face with history

LINK FIXED!!! Sorry ya’ll. by ARP editor Tami Winfrey Harris I have been reading Howard Zinn’s People’s History of the United States: 1492 to Present. For its unflinching view of our country’s origins, it triumphs and its sins, this book, along … Continue reading

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A fellow ARPer needs your help

Reader Graig M. needs your help. He writes: I’m a daily reader of Anti-Racist parent, but I only occasionally post. I work in education, and recently a friend of mine started writing a book for educators on how to teach multi-racial children. … 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 Kary W. says of this beautiful little one: “This is a photo of our adopted daughter, Tasha. She’s almost 2 now. I’m a photographer and have been … Continue reading

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If I Was in Charge of Revising MEPA: Some Books for White People Adopting Black Children

by guest contributor Shannon LC Cate, crossposted from Peter’s Cross Station After the Donaldson Institute’s report on MEPA came out, I was asked (even more than usual) “well, then, what should prospective (or current) transracial adopters do to learn how … Continue reading

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ARP Tuesday Links

Find the mochi on aisle 3: Over at Kimchi Mamas, Carol writes about non-Korean families who stumble upon the delights of Super H-Mart. When I shop at my friendly local Super H-Mart, as is my wont on lazy Sunday afternoons, … Continue reading

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Ask ARP: Is it wrong to sing this children’s rhyme?

Dear Anti-Racist Parent, My four-year-old daughter was humming “Brown Girl in the Ring” this morning… catchy song. I wasn’t thinking much about it at first, and then the words started to sink through my skull: Brown girl in the ring … Continue reading

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Review: It’s okay to be different

“It’s okay to be a different color.” “It’s okay to dance by yourself.” “It’s okay to wear glasses.” “It’s okay to have a pet worm.” “It’s okay to be different!” So says author/illustrator Todd Parr’s whimsical book “It’s Okay to … Continue reading

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Gratuitous Kid Pic

It’s Thursday, which means it’s time for another gratuitous kid pic. Reader Lea’s bunch bond at the bottom of a slide at the playground. Tweet

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Ask ARP: Does my child wish our family were different?

Dear Anti-Racist Parent, I’m writing to ask for any insight or similar experience or simply your perspectives. This last weekend, we were reading bell hooks’ Homemade Love, and my nearly four-year-old daughter remarked that she wanted to look like Girlpie, … Continue reading

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Free Teleseminar: How to be an Anti-Racist Parent

by Carmen Van Kerckhove You don’t use racial slurs. You teach your child to treat everyone equally. You expose your family to diverse cultures. That’s enough to make sure your children don’t grow up to be racists, right? Not necessarily. … Continue reading

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ARP Tuesday Links

Get in your box: In The Seattle Times, a bi-racial writer discusses how the 2008 presidential election, featuring a bi-racial candidate, has reawakened her own questions about race and where she fits. (Editor’s note: It annoys me a bit when writers … Continue reading

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Just a thought…about hair

I loved Liza’s post last Wednesday about her daughter’s hair. Some of you who know me from other blogs and spaces know that hair–that is the celebration of curly, untameable, big hair–is part of my personal anti-racist crusade. I want girls and women whose … Continue reading

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Gratuitous Kid Pic

It’s Thursday, which means it’s time for another gratuitous kis pic. Here, reader Gina S. shows off her beautiful brood. Tweet

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