Monthly Archives: September 2009

I'm saving my cheers for new, "authentic" black Barbie

written by Anti-Racist Parent editor Tami Winfrey-Harris; originally published on What Tami Said EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – (Business Wire) Mattel® announced today the launch of So In Style™, a new line of black dolls by Barbie® featuring more authentic-looking facial … Continue reading

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ARP Link: Brit study says children of working moms at risk

A post today on Jezebel analyzes media response to a British study that showed children of working mothers are more likely to watch TV and eat unhealthy snacks. Coverage follows the presumption that women are and should be primarily responsible for … Continue reading

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Are you joining me tomorrow?

by Carmen Van Kerckhove About a year ago, I attended a marketing seminar. The woman who ran the seminar couldn’t have been more different from me. She was a real “girly-girl,” all pink, sparkles, big blonde hair. I was apprehensive … Continue reading

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I'm coming to Boston this week!

by Carmen Van Kerckhove It’s amazing how quickly this summer flew by. Fall is definitely in full swing, as I’m headed out on the road again for speaking engagements. I’ll be in Boston this week for two events that are … Continue reading

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Ask ARP: How do I (Should I?) confront my aunt about a racist e-mail?

Dear Anti-Racist Parent, A little background… I’m white (actually mixed-race, but look 100% white) and I am adopted. (My adopted mom knows my ethnic heritage.) I married a woman that’s Puerto Rican and black, and we have a mixed-race daughter. … Continue reading

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Addicted to Race 119: Annie Le, Gospel Tours, Fractions, Street Harassment

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 role did race play in the media coverage of Annie Le’s murder? Gospel … Continue reading

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Are you being yourself?

by Carmen Van Kerckhove About a year ago, I attended a marketing seminar. The woman who ran the seminar couldn’t have been more different from me. She was a real “girly-girl,” all pink, sparkles, big blonde hair. I was apprehensive … 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. Reeve D. sends this one of adorable Eva Salome enjoying sun and fun. By the way, Reeve’s mom Bonnie is the author of “The Biracial and Multiracial Student … Continue reading

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Back to school and getting schooled: The sexual health of your college student

[The following is the next installment of our monthlong education/back-to-school series.] written by Anti-Racist columnist Bianca I Laureano When the back to school sales are over, all the bags are packed, and the books are purchased, something always gets forgotten: … Continue reading

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ARP Link and open thread: Tibetan nannies proclaimed hot, new parenting trend

God help me…discuss… From MSNBC: For the past several years, Tibetan nannies have been all the rage in New York City. On message boards and playgrounds, some parents claimed Tibetan nannies were “very balanced and Zen” and aided in children’s … Continue reading

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Addicted to Race 118: Vogue Evolution, Kanye, Tyler Perry, Annoying Parents

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 impact did Vogue Evolution — an openly gay dance crew featuring a trans … Continue reading

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The new generation of young, gifted and black: What do they owe the black community?

[This post is the latest installment in our monthlong series on race and education.] written by Anti-Racist Parent contributor Max Reddick; originally posted at soulbrother v.2 I spent Sunday afternoon at Vanderbilt University in Nashville getting young Aaron Beaste checked in … 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 proud mom, Aaryn B. Isn’t Ruby beautiful? Got cute kids? Send their pics to team@antiracistparent.com. Tweet

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Annoying parent strikes again

[The following is part of our monthlong series on race, school and education.] written by Anti-Racist Parent contributor Liana; originally posted at Welcome to the Dollhouse I think I’m in danger of getting my daughter kicked out of her daycare … Continue reading

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Open thread and ARP link: Teachers talking race

Look for a quote from Carmen in this article from Teaching Tolerance: Nuri Vargas knows how it feels to be silenced. Not long ago, while working in a school near San Diego,  Calif., Vargas was talking with another teacher when … Continue reading

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Addicted to Race 117: Healthcare, Van Jones, Swinging, Tyra's Real Hair

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: Did Obama’s speech on healthcare make a difference? Did racism play a role in … Continue reading

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Lessons Not Taught

[Following is the latest in our month-long series on race and education.] written by Anti-Racist Parent contributor Renee September is here and with it comes the knowledge that the house will be peaceful once again. As much as I love … Continue reading

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How can colleges become more welcoming to black students?

Since we’re talking race and education this month, I thought I’d direct readers to a guest post on Stuff White People Do. In it, a young, black grad student describes the alienation and marginalization she feels in one predominately white academic … Continue reading

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