Monthly Archives: November 2009

Running with the wolves–a Racialicious reading of the Twilight saga

[Editor's note: For more on portrayals of Native Americans in the Twilight series, see Debbie Reese's American Indians in Children's Literature blog.] written by Racialicious editor Latoya Peterson; originally published at Racialicious ***SPOILERS***     I would have missed the … Continue reading

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For the last time: POC coveting whiteness is not okay or “just a preference”

written by Love Isn’t Enough editor Tami Winfrey Harris I am shocked at some of the responses we received to Liz’s post about Sammy Sosa lightening his skin. I read, approved some and deleted many comments that asked “what’s wrong … Continue reading

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Creating Precious Conversations With Youth

written by Love Isn’t Enough columnist Bianca I Laureano With all the critique, reviews, praise, and discussion around the film Precious: Based On The Novel By Sapphire there is little information on how the film can be used among parents, … Continue reading

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It’s not all about you, or the case for empathy

written by Love Isn’t Enough founder Carmen Van Kerckhove; originally published at CarmenVanKerckhove.com Back in 2004 when I first started speaking and blogging about race, I was invited to facilitate a phone discussion with a group of parents who had … Continue reading

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I’m Sammy Sosa and whitening my skin makes me happy

written by Anti-Racist Parent columnist Liz Dwyer; originally published at Los Angelista’s Guide to the Pursuit of Happiness Ladies and gentlemen, it’s NOT vitiligo. The once handsome Sammy Sosa has admitted to purposely bleaching his skin. According to Sosa’s interview … Continue reading

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Good Thanksgiving teaching resource

Several commenters have asked about good educator resources for teaching about Thanksgiving. Here is a link to materials created by The Fourth World Documentation Project. The resource includes an introduction by Chuck Larsen of Tacoma Public Schools, who writes: This is a … Continue reading

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Gratuitous cute kid pic

It’s Thursday, which means it’s time for another gratuitous cute kid pic featuring the most awesomest little spider–Carmen’s own little Sean Michelle! Got cute kids? Send their pics to team@loveisntenough.com. Tweet

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Ask ARP: Why can’t non-Native children “dress up” like Indians?

[Editor's note: This post was originally published in September 2008, but I think the lesson bears repeating as Thanksgiving approaches.] Dear Anti-Racist Parent: I was wondering if you had any literature or posts on why white kids should not be … Continue reading

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Open Thread: Deborah Douglas responds to NYT article on Korean adoptee identity

The Asian-adoptee identity crisis reported in Monday’s New York Times might finally lend credence to what black social workers have been saying all along: Ethnic and racial identity matters. In 1972, the National Association of Black Social Workers issued a … Continue reading

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Addicted to Race 126 – gay rights, Precious, black men on CNN, mommy memoirs

by Carmen Van Kerckhove Addicted to Race is our weekly talk show podcast about all things race. Here’s a rundown of what you’ll find in this episode: What are some strategies for overcoming resistance to gay rights in the African-American … Continue reading

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Adult adoptees speak – Beyond Culture Camps Part 1

written by Love Isn’t Enough columnist Jae Ran Kim; originally published at Harlow’s Monkay The executive summary of the Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute study, Beyond Culture Camps: Promoting Healthy Identity Formation in Adoption begins with the quote from one … Continue reading

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Gratuitous cute kid pic

It’s Thursday, which means it’s time for another gratuitous cute kid pic. Here is Eve P. with proud papa Steve. Got cute kids? Send their pics to team@loveisn’tenough.com. Tweet

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Crazy Hair Day

written by Love Isn’t Enough contributor Catherine Anderson; originally published in Hip Mama Magazine (Issue 44-Creativity Issue-October 2009) When crazy hair day is posted as this week’s Friday activity (last week was a picture of your pet, the week prior … Continue reading

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Addicted to Race 125 – oppression olympics, capitalism, Morehouse

by Carmen Van Kerckhove Addicted to Race is our weekly talk show podcast about all things race. Here’s a rundown of what you’ll find in this episode: MLK’s daughter recently declared that her father didn’t take a bullet for same-sex … Continue reading

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Ain’t I a Mommy?

[Editor's note: Since last week, we have explored the intersection between race and childcare. Following is the latest post in the series.] The following is excerpted from an article entitled, “Ain’t I a Mommy?” by Anti-Racist Parent columnist Deesha Philyaw, … Continue reading

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Gratuitous cute kid pics

It’s Thursday, which means it’s time for anothr gratuitous cute kid pic. This one comes from reader Jenny H. Don’t Josh and Thomas look dapper on their first day of school in Okinawa, Japan? Got cute kids? Send their pics … Continue reading

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Oh, the places we could go: Just think of the possibilities if we could step outside our comfort zones

written by Love Isn’t Enough contributor Max Reddick; originally published at soulbrother v.2 A couple of months or so ago at the end of the summer, my wife and I planned a trip with a few other African American couples … Continue reading

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