Monthly Archives: November 2008

Open thread

Do you have the energy to talk after all that turkey and dressing? Reader Dara R. has offered some food for discussion: A controversy brewing in Claremont, California, where children have historically “dressed up” as Native Americans as part of … Continue reading

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Gratuitous cute kid pic

It’s Thursday (and Thanksgiving!), which means it’s time for another gratuitous cute kid pic. Reader Anne W. and her hubby are no doubt giving thanks today for this cutie. Anne writes: “His name is Miles and he is now nearly … Continue reading

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Eleven o’clock on Sunday Morning

written by Deesha Philyaw, Anti-Racist Parent columnist Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., in one of his early sermons as an associate pastor at his father’s church, Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia, said the following: “I am [ashamed] and appalled … Continue reading

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ARP Links

Daddyinastrangeland tipped me to the article “Why is Obama our first black president” on Slate. In it, Emily Bazelon and John Dickerson discuss the challenge of discussing the historic Barack Obama presidency–and why  Obama’s presidency is historic–with children. Garth and … Continue reading

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Ask ARP: How do I respond to a sister who demeans my biracial daughter?

Dear Anti-Racist Parent, I have a problem.  I have a beautiful 22-month-old daughter who is biracial.  Since she has been born, my sister has gradually stopped spending time with me and my daughter and I have recently found out that … Continue reading

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Minnesota Public Radio seeks Korean-American adoptees

From the American Public Media site: Minnesota is home to the largest population of Korean-American adoptees in the country. MPR News wants to know what the 2012 end of international adoptions from South Korea means for these Minnesotans and their … 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 Elizabeth G. sends this shot of her lovely little girls. Got cute kids? Send us their photos and we will feature them in the Gratuitous Cute Kid … Continue reading

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Black + Tall + Male = Basketball?

written by Liz Dwyer, Anti-Racist Parent columnist My seven year-old son is very tall for his age.  He’s been in the 90th percentile for height his whole life.  He’s also African-American.  It seems like in our country, Black + Tall … Continue reading

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Best Life magazine looking for families with biracial children

Best Life magazine is currently casting for the photo shoot to illustrate an article about raising biracial children. Families must be able to travel to Manhattan this Saturday for a photo shoot. If your family is interested in participating, contact Jeanne at Best Life, (212) 808-1365 … Continue reading

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ARP Links

Not anti-racist parenting: Angry Asian Man reports on a BBC presenter fired for demanding of a taxi service that they not to send an Asian driver to pick up her daughter because “a guy with a turban on is going … Continue reading

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Ask ARP: How do I talk to my child’s teacher about concerns over a recent field trip?

Dear Anti-Racist Parent: My biracial son’s 1st grade class recently went on a field trip to a ‘farm museum’ (a.k.a. former plantation) in our Southern state.  While there, the kids were shown a video of slaves bring the master food … Continue reading

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Open thread

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Gratuitous cute kid pic

It’s Thursday and that means it’s time for another Gratuitous Cute Kid Pic. Rosanna A. sent in this shot of adorable five-week-old Octavio. She says, “In addition to being incredibly cute (if I do say so myself), I think he … Continue reading

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Anti-racist parenting: It’s for everyone

written by Tami Winfrey Harris, Anti-Racist Parent Editor A recent conversation with an acquaintance, coupled with Erin Blakeley’s article on Babble, got me thinking… I firmly believe that the most effective solution to the racial challenges we frequently unpack here is teaching … Continue reading

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ARP Links

Over at Babble, writer Erin K. Blakeley wonders about the role she may have played in her child’s “prejudice.” When you are focused on the minutiae of raising a toddler — teaching him how to feed himself, or to play … Continue reading

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Ask ARP: How can I protect my children from hate?

Dear Anti-Racist Parent, Thank you so much for your blog.  It is helping me hold it together at this time when tempers are high and hidden racism in my community is raising it’s ugly head.  We live in a suburban community  in Ohio.  We … Continue reading

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Gratuitous cute kid pic

Reader Robin H. says, “These are my three daughters, ages 7,8, and 9. On the far right is my newest daughter who joined the family a week before this photo was taken (hence the matching outfits to inspire a feeling … Continue reading

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Election reaction open thread

It seems ridiculous to try to talk about anything else this morning. For the first time ever, the United States of America will be led by a self-identified black man–a biracial man with family ties that extend over three continents. … Continue reading

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What the election means

Editor’s note: We’re less than 24 hours away from the 2008 Presidential Election–one that could be historic. I wrote on What Tami Said yesterday about the significance of an Obama presidency to the descendants of slaves. Over at Elle, PhD, … Continue reading

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