Monthly Archives: August 2009

From “Chinese eyes” to Asian American

[To commemorate what is back-to-school time for many families, over the next month, Anti-Racist Parent will discuss education and race. You'll hear from parents teaching children to navigate race bias from fellow students and teachers, educators striving to be anti-racist teachers, … Continue reading

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Addicted to Race 116 – black kids white community, bluest eye, international adoption and culture

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: How do we raise black children in an all-white community and still maintain a … Continue reading

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Call for help: Parenting and feminism study

The University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Va., is researching attitudes about mothering and feminism. They are collecting data from women over the age of 18. Researcher Mindy Erchull says, “We are looking for feminists, non-feminists, mothers, and non-mothers.” Click here … Continue reading

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ARP columnist responds to Hopgood’s Globe article on overseas adoption

written by Anti-Racist Parent columnist Jae Ran Kim; originally published at Harlow’s Monkey First, read Mei-Ling Hopgood’s article here. I have several thoughts about this article and in addition, some thoughts about the response(s) to the article that I have been … Continue reading

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Gratuitous cute kid pic

by Carmen Van Kerckhove Tami’s traveling for business today, so I’m filling in for her. Will try to keep the moderation queue as clear as possible! Here’s 3-year-old Liam and his Daddy on his first day of Preschool. Thanks for … Continue reading

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For blue eyes: Pecola Breedlove lives

written by Anti-Racist Parent contributor Renee; originally published at Womanist Musings If a Black girl is very lucky she is born into a family that will cherish her. She will be told repeatedly that she is beautiful, even that she … Continue reading

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ARP Link: Embrace of adoptee’s “home” culture can have costs

In “Another country, not my own,” a recent article in The Boston Globe, Mei-Ling Hopgood explains the challenges that can occur when adoptive parents cling too tightly to the culture of a child’s country of origin. The woman, I know, was just … Continue reading

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Black children/white world: How do I make the journey easier?

written by Anti-Racist Parent contributor Max Reddick; originally published at Soulbrother v.2 “For not only must the black man be black; he must be black in relation to the white man.” –Frantz Fanon, Black Skin, White Masks Please forgive me … Continue reading

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Addicted to Race 115: healthcare protests, racial covering, spanking kids

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: Is there a racial component to the angry protests over healthcare reform? Is racial … Continue reading

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Remembering John Hughes

[Editor's note: I love this piece by Jennifer, because is accurately captures the ambivalence that I felt as a young girl of color toward some of the cultural touchstones of my generation. I LOVED John Hughes movies--especially "The Breakfast Club." And … Continue reading

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Take the 2009 Anti-Racist Parent Survey

We want this Web site to be the premier resource online for anti-racist parents. And we need your help. Please take a moment to complete a brief survey that will help us uncover the issues that are of most value to you. … 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. Who is this adorable skater boy? He’s reader Ximena O.’s son, Santiago, ready to rip down the sidewalk at 2-1/2 years old. Got cute kids? Send their pics to … Continue reading

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The Girl is Mine: Sparing the Rod

[Editor's note: On Monday, columnist Liz Dwyer wrote about the stereotype, present even in black communities, that all black parents spank. Liz's post made columnist Deesha Philyaw recall a similar post that she wrote, which was originaly posted at Literary … Continue reading

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Costco and the Lil’ Monkey doll

written by Anti-Racist Parent contributor Renee; originally published at Womanist Musings Who wouldn’t want to buy a Black doll named little monkey for their little girl?  What better way to reinforce the idea that people of colour are less than, … Continue reading

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Not all black mothers abuse their kids

written by Anti-Racist Parenting columnist Liz Dwyer; originally published at Los Angelista’s Guide to the Pursuit of Happiness Wednesday night when I was flying out of O’Hare — or rather, when I was WAITING for hours to fly out of … Continue reading

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Addicted to Race 114: Statutory rape, race and parenting, Mad Men

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: When underage black girls date men who are 10 or 20 years older than … Continue reading

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Addicted to Race: Listen live, today at noon ET

Carmen and I will be joined my Max Reddick, author of this week’s post, “I wish I could love all the girls in the world.” We’ll talk about mentoring young girls, whether love is enough to protect kids from race … 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 Rachel S. Her cuties are ages 9, 3 and 4. Got cute kids? Send their pics to team@loveisntenough.com. Tweet

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