Monthly Archives: December 2008

What blog are you cheating on us with?

Oh, I’d like to think that I fulfill all your needs, but I realize no relationship works that way. I know that you sometimes peruse other blogs, but hopefully not with the passion you reserve for Anti-Racist Parent. Seriously, though, … Continue reading

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How important is language study to anti-racist parenting?

I was catching up on my reading at The Root and read Rebecca Walker’s ruminations on the languages she might teach her son, Tenzin. I’ve always loved languages. I learned Spanish in high school by translating passages from One Hundred … Continue reading

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Open thread

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Gratuitous cute kid pic

A holiday gift from ARP to all of you: A Wednesday Gratuitous Cute Kid Pic. Sent in by reader Sakinah I., this shot is of little Alejandro at six months. Isn’t he adorable? Got cute kids? Send us their photos and … Continue reading

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Why are all the Hapa kids sitting together?

Daddy in a Strange Land shares a link to a post by Jeremy Adam Smith, senior editor of Greater Good magazine, the blogger behind Daddy Dialectic and author of the upcoming Daddy Shift, due out in spring 2009. Smith writes, … Continue reading

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ARP Holiday Schedule

This holiday season, you can still visit Anti-Racist Parent for insightful discussion of issues related to race and parenting, but expect slower posting and moderation. All the best to you and yours, and here’s to a peaceful and prosperous new … Continue reading

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Open thread

What’s on your mind? Here’s what reader Ryan M. is thinking about: The other night I was reading with my 2-year-old daughter Rasine when I came to a page in a copy of Babybug that featured children of several ethnicities … 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 Yodit B. sends in this shot. Got cute kids? Send us their photos and we will feature them in the Gratuitous Cute Kid Pic column. Simply e-mail … Continue reading

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Exploring African Diaspora adoptee identity

by Anti-Racist Parent columnist Lisa Marie, crossposted from A Birth Project Reprinted from an article I wrote for Pact’s newsletter in 08. Question: I recently met an African American woman who was really interested when I told her I had … Continue reading

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ARP Links

UPDATED The blog Our Life offers a powerful post on “Racial Hierarchy in the Adoption World”: The reality is however, that whether or not you adopt an African or AA child, the racism you are so afraid of still exists … Continue reading

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Not always a holly, jolly good time

by Anti-Racist Parent columnist Paula, originally published at Heart, Mind and Seoul I love this time of year.  Truly I do. I have so many fond memories of the extra special little things that my parents did to make sure … 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 Lucie S. sends in this pic of her son Sirius, who is nearly 11 months. “My mom calls him Barack Obaby!” Got cute kids? Send us their … Continue reading

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Black teens enjoy reading, too…Whowouldathunkit?

I don’t know whether to be overjoyed or annoyed at the recent Publisher’s Weekly article reporting that editors in the young adult genre are paying more attention to the interests of black teen readers. I’m happy that young black readers are finally getting some … Continue reading

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ARP Links

John McWhorter and Ta-Nehisi Coates have been battling over what Barack Obama means to young, black “nerds.” And I’ve been following the debate with interest. Since I’m among my friends here at ARP, I can admit to lifelong geekiness. Young Tami was … Continue reading

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Kids of color in white families; white children in black families, and more

The Stranger, recently published a provocative article on transracial adoption. (Hat tip to Jae Ran at Harlow’s Monkey.) After all this time, there are still things we don’t talk about. It’s a century and a half after Emancipation and a … 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 Justin B. shares this adorable shot of his son, Emmett Adugna (“two first names!”). Look at those eyes! Got cute kids? Send us their photos and we … Continue reading

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Dear ARP: How can I stop students from teasing classmates with white or biracial parents?

Dear Anti-Racist Parent, I am a white woman and  I work at an afterschool program with mostly black and biracial kids. I notice that often times the children will tease each other for having white or ‘mixed parents.’ It bothers … Continue reading

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ARP Links

In an article in the St. Petersburg Times, actress Rae Dawn Chong wonders if African Americans are ready to give up our “victimhood” in the age of Obama. Luckily, our own Carmen Van Kerckhove offers a view more informed by … Continue reading

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