Monthly Archives: October 2008

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A reader sends this beautiful photo with the note: “This is a picture of our daughter Carly who joined are family this past March through international adoption. Carly has three mommies, her birthmother in Nepal, and two mommies who are forever grateful to … Continue reading

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Ann Ducille on “ethnic” Barbies

Crossposted from Sociological Images:Seeing is Believing Ann DuCille, in her book Skin Trade, takes two issues with “ethnic” Barbies.  First, she takes issue with the fact that “ethnic” Barbies are made from the same mold as “real” Barbies (though sometimes … Continue reading

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In a recent episode of “Mocha Moms” on NPR’s “Tell Me More,” the roundtable discussed how to talk race and politics with kids. Tweet

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Ask ARP: How do I handle troubled and racist relatives?

Dear Anti-Racist Parent, I have a nephew who is a white supremacist.  He and my other nephew are both “troubled” (to put it lightly), and tend to cause major issues at family events.  Tonight during a light political discussion – … Continue reading

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Open thread

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Gratuitous cute kid pic

You can feel the joy in this picture of reader Shannon C.’s children, Nat and Selina, dancing. Got cute kids? Send us their photos and we will feature them in the Gratuitous Cute Kid Pic column. Simply e-mail team@loveisntenough.com. Tweet

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Why do you want to know where I’m from?

crossposted from Mixed Race America Recently I was asked to give a talk about race and diversity, specifically to talk about my own experiences as a woman of color in higher education. So I drew upon some of the themes … Continue reading

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Carmen spied this article and shared it with me. We think there are some race, class and general parenting issues to dig into here. From the New York Times: ONE morning early last month, long after that frantic hour between … Continue reading

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Having References

By Anti-Racist Parent columnist Liza Talusan, crossposted from To Loosen the Mind This post is about “references”. No, not job references or character references — rather, the ability to be able to reference some thing, some one, or some concept … Continue reading

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Gratuitous cute kid pic

Wayne H. shared this photo of his family (l-r): Tigist, Sierra, Mia and Surafel.  He says, “Is it just me, or does the camera love them?” Got cute kids? Send us their photos and we will feature them in the Gratuitous … Continue reading

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Dear ARP: Should I step in to stop racial “joking” among kids?

Dear Anti-Racist Parent: My middle school son recently told me that his good friend was making Jewish jokes (my son is Jewish, the other boy is bi-racial African-American and Latino). It was bothering my son so we brainstormed a conversation he could have … Continue reading

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Black and Progessive Sociologists for Obama posted a brief piece by the daughter of Viola Liuzzo. Like me, you may find the name sounds familiar, though you can’t quite place why: Viola Liuzzo was a Detroit area housewife and mother of … Continue reading

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NYT: Korea works to end stigma of adoption

From The New York Times: SEOUL, South Korea — Daunted by the stigma surrounding adoption here, Cho Joong-bae and Kim In-soon delayed expanding their family for years. When they finally did six years ago, Mr. Cho chose to tell his … Continue reading

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Gratuitous cute kid pic

Awww. Even while home sick with strep throat, reader Steven B.’s son Darius takes a handsome photo. Got cute kids? Send us their photos and we will feature them in the Gratuitous Cute Kid Pic column. Simply e-mail team@loveisntenough.com. Tweet

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Outsourced parenting: Sexism, racism and classism

Crossposted from What Tami Said It is probably heresy for the editor of a parenting blog to admit ambivalence about parenting, but here’s the deal: I’ve never had a strong desire to be a parent. I like children. I enjoy … Continue reading

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What a Picture Is Worth

by Deesha Philyaw, anti-Racist Parent columnist The other morning, just after breakfast, my almost-5-year-old daughter Peyton excused herself from the table and began to peruse the bookshelves in our family room. Never one to settle for “kid” foods (at 3, … Continue reading

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Wait? You’re BROWN?

By Anti-Racist Parent columnist Liza Talusan, crossposted from To Loosen the Mind As many readers know, I work at a predominantly white college in the US, where I am one of a handful of professionals of color. To keep myself entertained … Continue reading

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