Monthly Archives: July 2009

Nappy hair in the Jolie-Pitt world

written by Anti-Racist Parent contributor Renee; originally posted at Womanist Musings Those of you who have read this blog know from my previous posts here, here, and here, that I am not a fan of Angelina.   I was attracted to … 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. This one comes from reader Lauren W. Aren’t they adorable! Got cute kids? Send their photos to team@loveisntenough.com Tweet

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It’s never too late for racial unity in your family

written by Anti-Racist Parent columnist Liz Dwyer; originally posted on Los Angelista’s Guide to the Pursuit of Happiness When my black mother and white father got married in 1969, interracial marriage had only been legal for two years. But just … Continue reading

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What we believe: Respect this house

written by Anti-Racist Parent columnist Deesha Philyaw [Okay, in reality the following is a comment that Deesha left on last week’s “What we believe” post. I have been noodling about a post that explains why we need to keep ARP a productive … Continue reading

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The problem with black faces and books

written by Anti-Racist Parent editor Tami Winfrey-Harris; originally published at What Tami Said [Editor's note: Sorry for the late post today!] Why would a young adult (YA) book about a black girl with features that reflect her African ancestry and … Continue reading

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Something other than “other”

  Andrea Chia and Jerry Henry want their son, Quinn, to have the freedom to be something other than “other.” Do you have a similar story to share? (Hat tip to Adios Barbie and new ARP columnist Pia Guerrero) Tweet

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Addicted to Race 112: Skip Gates, Chris Brown, Marie Claire magazine

Can the Henry Louis Gates arrest be used to lead a productive dialogue around race? Why did Obama have to apologize for his reaction to the arrest? Is Chris Brown’s apology video too little, too late? And why didn’t Marie … Continue reading

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Open thread

I’ve off to Blogher today. While I’m away, talk amongst yourselves… Tweet

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Gratuitous cute kid pic

It’s Thursday, which means it’s time for another gratuitous cute kid pic. Columnist Deesha sent us this shot of her little, lei’d lovelies, Peyton, 4 1/2, and Taylor, 9 1/2. The pic was taken during a trip to Disney World. … Continue reading

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What we believe: Race is still an issue

[Editor's note: Over the next few weeks and months, I'll be posting some articles that help define what we believe in this house, that is Anti-Racist Parent. I'm going to talk about the "givens" in this community--the things that are … Continue reading

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Tackling modern-day minstrelsy

written by Irritated Mother, crossposted from Open Salon I must live in one of the most homo-ethnic (is that a word?) areas in the United States:  Southwest Missouri.  The current statistics on our town show us to be 96% white, … Continue reading

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Did Marie Claire forget about non-custodial moms of color?

written by Anti-Racist Parent contributor Rebekah Spicuglia Last week I was profiled in a Marie Claire article (August 2009 Issue) titled “Moms Giving Up Custody” or “What Kind of Mother Leaves Her Kids?” (http://www.marieclaire.com/world-reports/news/latest/mothers-giving-up-custody).  I fit the model of what … Continue reading

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ATR 111 – Kirstie Alley, Sotomayor, interracial roommates, Birth of a Nation

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 does the recent Twitter exchange between actress Kirstie Alley and media assassin Harry … Continue reading

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New columnist Intro: Bianca Laureano

written by Anti-Racist Parent columnist Bianca Laureano I am the daughter of an artist and teacher/social worker. A daughter of “hippie” immigrants who grew up in a multi-lingual home that was filled with creativity, music, and love. I am the … Continue reading

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Open thread

Let’s chat. I’ll start–Anyone heading to Blogher in Chicago next week? Tweet

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Gratuitous cute kid pic

It’s Thursday, which means it’s time for another gratuitous cute kid pic. Reader Liana C. says she’s been brushing up on her photography skills–All the better to capture all of little Zara’s adorableness. Got cute kids? Send their pics to … Continue reading

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Ebony and Ivory = Perfect Harmony in the Dorm Room?

[Editor's note: When I read the recent NYT article on interracial college roomates, I knew it was an issue that Anti-Racist Parent should tackle. Like many who have commented on the piece, I found it facile, simplistic. As someone who … Continue reading

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Not from nowhere

Aunt Tami, do you know where our family is, like, from? My 13-year-old nephew called me on the phone yesterday wondering about our family’s roots. I have written often about how my research into my family history and DNA testing … Continue reading

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Following the Lead

written by Anti-Racist Parenting columnist Liza Talusan The other day, I took my children to a birthday party for their friend, Lucas, who was turning 3 years old. Lucas’s mom is Korean and his dad is Japanese. While spending some … Continue reading

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