Monthly Archives: June 2009

Girls can do anything: Ask Emily Yeung

written by Anti-Racist Parent contributor Renee; originally posted at Womanist Musings I am constantly looking for images of girls defying the gender binary to teach my boys about equality.  I have recently started to talk to them about Emily Yeung.  … Continue reading

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How I failed my son in one simple question

[Editor's note: A few weeks ago, we discussed an old MomLogic post that was newly heating up the parenting cybercommunity. In it, a mother talked about how she handled a situation where her child asked why a co-worker's skin was … Continue reading

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Will I see you on Wednesday?

by Carmen Van Kerckhove What is it about the combination of race and sex that makes it so explosive? How is race getting in the way of your relationships without you even knowing it? What racial dynamics are driving the … Continue reading

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Addicted to Race 108: Remembering Michael Jackson

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: We dedicate this episode to the memory of Michael Jackson and explore the role … Continue reading

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Explaining Michael Jackson

[Editor’s note: Not surprisingly, pop icon Michael Jackson has come up more than once in ARP discussions of race, self-esteem and Eurocentric beauty standards. How does one explain to children a young, black man seeming to morph into a white woman? … Continue reading

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It don’t matter if you’re black or white…or does it?

[Editor's note: Not surprisingly, pop icon Michael Jackson has come up more than once in ARP discussions of race, self-esteem and Eurocentric beauty standards. How does one explain to children a young, black man seeming to morph into a white woman? … Continue reading

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Love and sex: what’s race got to do with it?

by Carmen Van Kerckhove A few years ago I was at a conference to deliver a workshop. During the break, a man came up to me and asked me what topic I’d be speaking on. “Interracial relationships,” I replied. As … 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. Lynn S. shared this shot of adorable Izzy, 5, and Sadie, 1. Got cute kids? Send their pics to team@loveisntenough.com. Tweet

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“Asian American experience is American experience”

crossposted from Mixed Race America To close out APA Heritage/History Month, I want to give you the text of a speech by Jennifer Hyashida, which she made to City Hall in NYC. I know Jennifer–she is an AMAZING scholar-activist. Her … Continue reading

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ARP Links

Last week on “Women: Body and Soul,” New York’s WBAI radio tackled the issue of fatherlessness and how it can impact women, specifically women of color. Listen. (H/T to Bianca Laureano, ARP’s newest columnist. More on Bianca soon.) Tweet

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Addicted to Race 107: Iran demonstrations, politics of hair, The Hangover, white guys

by Carmen Van Kerckhove Update: link to MP3 is at the bottom of the post. Thanks Jan! 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: Can … Continue reading

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Mixed Roots Festival: Race is a Parenting Issue

written by Anti-Racist Parent columnist Liz Dwyer; crossposted from Los Angelista’s Guide to the Pursuit of Happiness This past Friday and Saturday I attended a fantastic festival called the Mixed Roots Film & Literary Festival. The purpose was to celebrate … 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. Carmen is bogarting the column again to share this photo of her adorable Sean Michelle. It’s amazing how much she has grown! Got cute kids? Send their pics … Continue reading

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Going back to straight hair

written by Anti-Racist Parenting columnist Liz Dwyer; crossposted from Los Angelista’s Guide to the Pursuit of Happiness I know it’s a surprise, but, it’s almost summer so I figured it was time to change things up. I haven’t had straight … Continue reading

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Radio program searching for white adoptive parents of black children

Carmen is scheduled to participate in a BlogTalk Radio program on Sunday, June 28; the topic: “White parents who adopt non-white children.” The interviewer is also searching for other participants. I am seeking: 1) an adult who is the result … Continue reading

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Pink is for tween Muslims

crossposted from Muslimah Media Watch It had to happen sooner or later. With Barbie and now Hannah Montana merchandise dominating the tween to early teenage market in Malaysia, products for young Muslim women in hijab are starting to appear, particularly … Continue reading

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Open thread

Speak out! Tweet

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Gratuitous cute kid pic

It’s Thursday, which means it’s time for another gratuitous cute kid pic. This adorable shot comes from reader Kavita D. What a cutie! Got cute kids? Send a photo to team@loveisntenough.com. Tweet

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