Monthly Archives: March 2009

ARP Links

Pop star Madonna’s attempt to adopt a second child from Malawi is sparking all sorts of discussion about international adoption, race, paternalism and how Americans can best help children and adults in countries mired in poverty. What I find interesting … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged | 2 Comments

Ours is not a culture of failure

written by Anti-Racist Parent editor Tami Winfrey Harris In Sunday’s Chicago Tribune, columnist Clarence Page writes: In fact, the Urban League, like most of America’s old-guard black leadership, focuses on race while playing down how closely the fortunes of America’s … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 6 Comments

Addicted to Race 106: Rihanna, English proficiency, and the recession

by Carmen Van Kerckhove Addicted to Race is New Demographic’s podcast about America’s obsession with race. Here’s a rundown of what you’ll find in this episode: What are the race and gender implications of the Chris Brown and Rihanna dating … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Diversify your reading list

crossposted from What Tami Said Are you hip to the Diversity Rocks! 2009 Challenge? It aims to “ensure racial and ethnic diversity in the authors that we read.” Organizer Ali explains: What if we only read authors who were just … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | 4 Comments

You’re sabotaging yourself and don’t even know it

by Carmen Van Kerckhove “Why? Because… because… it’s just the right thing to do!” Is that what you blurt out every time you try and convince your colleagues about the importance of diversity? No wonder you’re not getting anywhere! I … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Open thread

What’s on your mind? Tweet

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Gratuitous cute kid pic

  It’s Thursday, which means it’s time for another gratuitous cute kid pic. These come from proud parents Ethan and Holly. Look how fraternal twins Lincoln and Malachi have grown! Got cute kids? Send us your pics at team@loveisntenough.com. Tweet

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged | 1 Comment

Ask ARP: Does giving to World Vision-type organizations square with anti-racist ideals?

Dear Anti-Racist Parent: I was wondering how you feel about programs like World Vision where you can sponsor children in other countries to help with their basic needs. Obviously providing resources to children in need is a good thing, but … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | 15 Comments

ARP Links

I stumbled upon Cocoa Familia, “a product blog for families of color,” through a link on the blog Black and Married with Kids. There is some cool stuff to be found here, including a Bessie Coleman action figure (in honor … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged | 3 Comments

What kids are hearing when no one is talking

written by Anti-Racist Parent columnist Paula, crossposted from Heart, Mind and Seoul During my first real job as an adult, I worked for a woman who had a theory about the people in our company who (for whatever reason) didn’t pull … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | 4 Comments

When post-racialism and education collide

by Anti-Racist Parent contributor Margie Perscheid I read a disturbing post at Angry Asian Man this morning; the original article is here: Student rejects ‘demeaning’ test, is suspended. Please go read. At the center of the controversy is Lori Phanachone, … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 16 Comments

Open thread

What can we do to make Anti-Racist Parent a more valuable site? Tweet

Posted in Uncategorized | 9 Comments

Gratuitous cute kid pic

It’s Thursday, which means it’s time for another gratuitous cute kid pic. The photo of this adorable twosome comes from reader Krys who wants to introduce her one-year-old twins, Kendall (left) and Camryn (right), to the ARP family. Adorable “bed-head … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged | 7 Comments

So, what do you think of tween Dora?

  Have you been following the hubbub surrounding Dora the Explorer 2.0? Mattel and Nickolodeon recently announced that they are introducing a tween Dora. From the press release: The cornerstone of the entire line is the Dora Links fashion doll. … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 34 Comments

And the winner is…

Nicole Hewitt, Commenter #75 on the “Adopted” review thread. Congrats, Nicole! Please e-mail your address to team@antiracist.com and we will send you a review copy of this wonderful DVD set. You are encouraged to share your own review of the … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

ARP Links

The Wall Street Journal reports that domestic adoption is gaining prominence in China: …While China is known overseas as a place many go to adopt babies, until recently adoption was uncommon among Chinese families themselves. That’s partly because of limited … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

Ask ARP: How do I explain why Indian mascots are offensive?

Dear Anti-Racist Parent: I recently read an article in my local newspaper, “Indian spirit carries Brimfield girls to state,” about a local basketball team. I could not believe that a local school would still be using Native Americans as mascots—something … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | 18 Comments

Open thread

I’m posting in a NyQuil haze. What’s up with you? Tweet

Posted in Uncategorized | 8 Comments

Gratuitous cute kid pic

It’s Thursday, which means it’s time for another gratuitous cute kid pic. Today’s photo comes from reader, Allison C. Got cute kids? Send a photo to team@loveisntenough.com. Tweet

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged | 1 Comment

How to save $100 on our brand-new program

by Carmen Van Kerckhove Can I give you $100 OFF my brand-new program? You see, the home study course version of my Diversity Career Success training course is almost ready, and I want to give our loyal readers here a … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment