Monthly Archives: August 2008

Surviving and thriving as a student of color at a less than diverse university

By Asha Jeffers, ARP guest contributor Editor’s note: In this week’s “Ask Anti-Racist Parent” thread, we’ve been discussing how children of color fare in homogenous environments. Reader, Asha Jeffers, an African-Caribbean-Canadian student, offered this article, originally written for a college … Continue reading

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Thursday Open Thread

What’s on your mind? Tweet

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Gratuitous Cute Kid Pic

It’s Thursday, which means it’s time for another gratuitous cute kid pic. Reader Tracy D. says, “My husband’s and my mutual friend was over visiting our house today, and he let my daughter play with his sunglasses and she did … Continue reading

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The black family in America: Not gone the way of the dodo bird yet

by Tami Winfrey Harris, editor I am a Barack Obama supporter. If you are not, I apologize, but please indulge me for a moment. I am not about to become a political proselytizer. This post isn’t about policies and platforms. … Continue reading

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Ask ARP: Is there a measureable benefit to raising my child in a diverse environment?

Sorry for the late post today, guys. I’ve been at a conference and am just getting access to a computer. Thanks for your patience. Dear Anti-Racist Parent, I’m a parent of a young transracially adopted (Asian) child, and we have … Continue reading

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Freakonomics author: Mixed-race children better looking

by Tami Winfrey Harris, ARP editor (Note: In the study discussed below, mixed race = having one black parent and one white parent.) A recent paper co-authored by Steven D. Levitt asserts: 1) Mixed-race kids grow up in households that … Continue reading

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Thursday Open Thread

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Gratuitous Cute Kid Pic

It’s Thursday, which means it’s time for another gratuitous cute kid pic. Reader Erin M. says of her sons: “They are my pride and joy, and I am so thankful for them everyday.  It was difficult to pick just one … Continue reading

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I protest. Wait – can I do that?

by Anti-Racist Parent columnist Margie Perscheid By now, pretty much everyone knows the story of the Spanish and Argentine teams who thought it might be cute to do a little yellow face for the press. If you haven’t, you can … Continue reading

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ARP Tuesday Links

JamboKids is a new toy company that offers toys, dolls and books based on characters of diverse heritage and background. I’d love to read your reviews of the JamboKids products or the new book by Naomi Hirahara referenced below. JamboKids was … Continue reading

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The elephant in the living room

by Tami Winfrey Harris, editor, crossposted from What Tami Said In its current issue, Greater Good magazine ponders “Are we born racist?” and in the article “Look Twice,” Susan T. Fiske, Ph.D., Eugene Higgins Professor of Psychology at Princeton University, offers some bad news and … Continue reading

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A double take at “Double Take”

by Tami Winfrey Harris, ARP editor Over at The Root, Meera Bowman-Johnson has a predictably compelling and thoughtful article, titled “Double Take,” about recent breathless headlines about twins who appear to be members of different races–one black and one white. In the … Continue reading

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Thursday Open Thread

What’s on your mind today?   Editor’s Note: I will be away from the computer today and moderation will be slow. Tweet

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Dear ARP: How do I talk to my child’s teacher about racism in the classroom?

Dear Anti-Racist Parent, I am Spanish, living in the UK with my white British husband and our two children, a birth son aged 7 and a daughter adopted from China who is now 4. My question has to do with … Continue reading

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ARP Tuesday Links

A comment from SF Mom in the previous thread led me to the blog Harlow’s Monkey and the must-read essay, “China Connections: Fearing the Adult Adoptee:” My first official “job” as an Adoption Poster Child™ occurred when I was 16 … Continue reading

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I’m glad you’re here

Pardon me while I rant a bit… A couple months ago, flush with excitement about my new editing gig at Anti-Racist Parent, I visited the kids section at my local Barnes & Noble store. There is nothing I love more than … Continue reading

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Review: Colorful World book and CD set

We have millions of children with possibilities, from the streets of Nairobi to the hills of Tennessee. Every hand you touch has a print with a different name. What makes this world a better place is that we’re not the … Continue reading

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Thursday open thread

I’d like to try something new here at ARP–a weekly open thread where readers can discuss issues related to race, identity, parenting, etc.; share great resources, links to articles; indulge in shameless self-promotion; offer ideas and feedback to ARP. So…here … Continue reading

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Gratuitous Cute Kid Pic

It’s Thursday, which means it’s time for another gratuitous kid pic. Reader Jennifer B. says, “Here is my daughter Maya, meeting Barack Obama.  As you can see, she’s quite enamored!  Obama was relaxed and kind, and he remembered her name and said … Continue reading

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Dear ARP: Are my church’s actions influenced by racial prejudice?

Dear Anti-Racist Parent: I am an adoptive mom to two beautiful Haitian boys.  One of them is still in Haiti, waiting to come home.  We have had our other son, Sam, with us for about 4 months.  I want to … Continue reading

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