Monthly Archives: September 2008

Beyond the racial pentagram

crossposted from Mixed Race America (originally posted in March 2008) I just returned from a conference, where I spoke on a panel about racial identities. I used a phrase, “racial pentagram” that someone, over lunch, asked me about. I confess–this is … Continue reading

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Ask ARP: Is “The Story of Little Babaji” racist?

Dear Anti-Racist Parent, I am stumped and was wondering if I could get your opinions or suggestions – hell, I’d love to see this discussed on the site. My partner loves the book The Story of Little Babaji and I … Continue reading

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Open thread

We’re listening… Tweet

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Gratuitous cute kid pic

It’s Thursday, which means it’s time for another gratuitous cute kid pic. Today, reader Cindy show off her “three bundles of joy” Amanda (r), Bobby and Allison (l). Got cute kids? Send us their photos and we will feature them in … Continue reading

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Bee movie and invisible people

crossposted from Womanist Musings As the mother of two little guys, I have spent countless hours watching cartoons.  Some have made me laugh and smile, while others have left me with countless moments of reflection.  I recently suffered through The … Continue reading

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ARP Links

At Mother Talkers, Gloria writes about a family trip to the Museum of Tolerance: This weekend, my kids, which included my almost 15 year old niece Ryan, and I were joined by my friend Natasha and her daughter Caitlyn, who … Continue reading

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Who am I? Denying and discovering racial identity

by Karin Lin, ARP guest contributor “How do you pass on your ethnic heritage to your children when you grew up in an immigrant household focusing 100 percent of your energy on making yourself as mainstream American as possible?” This … Continue reading

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Open thread

Pour your heart out. Tweet

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Gratuitous cute kid pic

It’s Thursday, which means it’s time for another gratuitous cute kid pic. This week, reader Marcella D. shares an adorable photo of her little Ismael enjoying his first birthday cake. Got cute kids? Send us their photos and we will … Continue reading

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Ask ARP: Does “Black Pete” have a place in the classroom?

Dear Anti-Racist Parent: Here’s the scenario: My husband and I are white. We have five kids, two of whom are black. When our first three kids went through kindergarten they took part in a unit about how different cultures celebrate … Continue reading

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ARP Links

At The Root, Linda Villarosa explains that girls and women of color are not immune to eating disorders: Anorexia, bulimia and other eating disorders have spread beyond the core population of white, middle-class girls and into groups that were once … Continue reading

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Sacrifice and the black family

Written by Tami Winfrey Harris, ARP editor When black families do what white families do instinctively and routinely—somehow, it pisses people right off. Taking advantage of the benefits that hard work, achievement, success or circumstance bring our way means selling … Continue reading

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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 Genevieve N. says: Amado and his good buddy Imani, protesting the Migra last Friday in San Francisco. Protest sign made by Amado (did you check out the … Continue reading

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ARP Links

(Hat tip to Angry Asian Man) In “In any language, a full plate,” a recent New York Times article, the Liu family struggles to reinforce their childrens’ Korean-Chinese identities and help them keep up in a highly-competitive environment. As for heritage, … Continue reading

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Multiracial Jamaica?

by Jennifer, crossposted from Mixed Race America Editor’s Note: I’ve been thinking about the unique way that America views racial identity lately, partly because of my own family research and dabbling in DNA testing, and partly because I just re-posted … Continue reading

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Open Thread

  Let it all out. Tweet

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Gratuitous Cute Kid Pic

It’s Thursday, which means it’s time for another gratuitous cute kid pic. Reader Janet W. says: “From left to right Lillian, Sasha and Aggie. Lillian really wants a tee shirt of Michelle Obama but said she’d wear one of Barack … Continue reading

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Windows and mirrors

by Jae Ran Kim, crossposted from Harlow’s Monkey “Other people are the mirror in which we see ourselves.” – Beverly Tatum, PhD., author of “Why are  all the Black kids sitting together in the cafeteria?” [citing Charles Cooley] I came … Continue reading

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Discover UNESCO’s Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity

Someone on a listserv I belong to just introduced me to UNESCO’s Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage and Humanity. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization says of intangible heritage: Cultural heritage is not limited to material manifestations, … Continue reading

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