Monthly Archives: January 2009

Open thread

What’s on your mind this week? Tweet

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Gratuitous cute kid pic (Bonus: Double pic edition)

It’s Thursday, which means it’s time for another gratuitous cute kid pic. Reader Robin H. writes: Pic 1:  These three beautiful sisters are my daughters. They all joined their family through adoption. The sisters, ages 7, 8, and 9, enjoy riding … Continue reading

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Moments of clarity

written by Anti-Racist Parent columnist Margie Perscheid It’s easy to become jaded by the political process when you live in Washington, DC. Although I’ve lived here for over 40 years, apart from cultural events like the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, the … Continue reading

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How to Take Your Organization From Culturally Clueless to Diversity Dynamo

by Carmen Van Kerckhove I hope you were able to get on my free call last week, as we had over 500 people registered! Thanks to all of you who wrote in to say how valuable the call was for … Continue reading

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What do you do when you hear your little one exclaim: “Let’s play ‘slaves’?” “Let’s play slaves,” my oldest said to my youngest.  I could hear them in the other room. “I’ll be the slave and you be my owner.” … Continue reading

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TY turns First Daughters into “Girlz”

crossposted from What Tami Said I posted this on my blog last week. While I don’t particularly see this as a race issue, except where noted below, one commenter–the very astute Renee of Womanist Musings–said: “While I believe it is … Continue reading

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Gratuitous cute kid pic

It’s Thursday, which means its time for another gratuitous cute kid pic. Gabriela R. send this shot of her adorable Camilo, who is 19-months-old and lives with his family in Montevideo, Uruguay. Got cute kids? Send us their photos and … Continue reading

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Today: free teleseminar on the biggest diversity blunders

by Carmen Van Kerckhove Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve received a lot of emails asking me what I’ll be talking about in today’s free teleseminar, so I decided to put together this special video to answer all of … Continue reading

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Inauguration Day Open Thread

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Aisha Ali, who is the DC Youth Issues Examiner for Examiner.com, asks “Should schools be forced to include diversity curricula?” While attending school, I either witnessed or experienced racial/ethnic and gender inequalities. However, those witnessed or experienced while undergoing my … Continue reading

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Yes, kids are still doing it

 written by Anti-Racist Parent columnist Paula About a month ago, I was substitute teaching for a multi-grade classroom of 2nd and 3rd grade students.  Now I understand that it is not at all uncommon for children of this age to still be … Continue reading

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The 3 Biggest Workplace Diversity Blunders

by Carmen Van Kerckhove Before you ask – no, that’s not me in the pic. If your organization is anything like the ones I’ve worked with over the past five years, it’s dealing with a serious case of diversity fatigue. … Continue reading

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Open thread

What are you thinking about? Tweet

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Gratuitous cute kid pic

It’s Thursday, which means it’s time for another gratuitous cute kid pic. Reader April sends this adorable shot of Aiden, Sawyer and Sena. Got cute kids? Send us their photos and we will feature them in the Gratuitous Cute Kid … Continue reading

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Is it worse to call someone a racist or to be one?

Crossposted from What Tami Said It’s not so clear in today’s allegedly post-racial landscape. Lately, too many real attempts to discuss racial injustice are met with gnashing of teeth, rending of garments and exasperated cries of “political correctness” and “race … Continue reading

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More than a bad word: Explaining the power and context of “the N word”

Crossposted from Intercultural Talk My 7 year old learned “the N-word” a few weeks ago, and was immediately told that it was bad, 1.) Because he would get beat up if he used it (explanation from my dad) and 2.) … Continue reading

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“You know I don’t mean you”

Crossposted from The Bottom of Heaven  This week I spent some quality time with Dear Darkness: Poems by the incredible poet, Kevin Young. He draws on his Louisiana roots in this new collection, mourning the loss of family and faith … Continue reading

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Open thread

What’s on your mind in the new year? Tweet

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Gratuitous cute kid pic

It’s Thursday, which means it’s time for another gratuitous cute kid pic. Halloween is long past, but shots of cute kids in costumes never get old. Reader Fash S. says of this pic, “This is my son (little Darth Vader), … Continue reading

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