Monthly Archives: January 2010

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Gratuitous cute kid pic

It’s Thursday, which means it’s time for another gratuitous cute kid pic. Reader “MamaCandtheBoys” says “You wanna see cute? I’ve got cute!” And, boy, does she: Meet Sam and Marcel. Got cute kids? Send their pics to team@loveisntenough.com. Tweet

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Ask LIE: Where is the line between appreciation and appropriation?

Dear Love Isn’t Enough, My husband and I are white. We have a bio son and daughter and a son who was born in Ethiopia. Since I was a girl, I have been drawn to learning about Africa. I watched … Continue reading

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At Harlow’s Monkey, LIE columnist Jae Ran weighs in on the airlifting of Haitian “orphans” to other countries: …we [benevolent and altruistic humanitarians] can’t trust them [poor, under-developed] to know what to do with the money we give them. After … Continue reading

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Is a diverse environment enough to innoculate children against racism?

written by Love Isn’t Enough editor Tami Winfrey Harris; originally published at What Tami Said A Love Isn’t Enough reader, Miriam S., sent me a link to a post on Motherlode, The New York Times’ parenting blog. In it, guest … Continue reading

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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 Love Isn’t Enough columnist Bianca Laureano. Biana writes: “Here’s Candy and I this year. I met Candy when she was in first grade and … Continue reading

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Boycott Bloomsbury Publishers? Maybe…if you care about young readers of color

written by Love Isn’t Enough editor Tami Winfrey Harris; originally published at What Tami Said Regular followers of this blog know how much I love books and believe in the power and importance of reading beginning at an early age. … Continue reading

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Racialicious explores Michael Steele, “Honest Injun” and “Injun” in children’s books: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer – published in 1876, where “evil is embodied in the treacherous figure of Injun Joe,” (p. x of the intro to The Adventures of … Continue reading

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How are you talking about Haiti? Also, a reader shares her story

We were all shaken by the tragedy in Haiti last week. I hope that all LIE readers who are able have found a way to offer comfort and support to our brothers and sisters in that country, as well as Haitian families … Continue reading

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LIE reader needs your help

I would love some advice on how to address my daughter’s preschool’s plans for an MLK Jr. Day celebration. This is a new preschool for us, so I don’t have a connection with any of the staff yet. My daughter’s … Continue reading

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Open thread

Anything on your mind? Here’s some food for thought…Contributor Julia shared a link to the blog, Stuff White People Do, where they are discussing the stereotype of the strong, angry black woman.  This constant non-defending of BW comes directly from … Continue reading

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Gratuitous cute kid pic

  It’s Thursday, which means it’s time for another gratuitous cute kid pic. This one, of Eddie and Barbara, comes from reader Erika S. Adorable! Got cute kids? Send their pics to team@loveisntenough.com. Tweet

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Where are you from…really?

written by Love Isn’t Enough contributor Renee Immigration continues to be a great issue in the United States with opponents using racialized arguments to attack undocumented workers. Even the first African-American president, Barack Obama, referred to them as illegal, when … Continue reading

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ARP Links & News

Contributors needed for Immediate Family: The Adoption Option: My name is Julie Sellers and I just signed a contract for publication for my new adoption book, Immediate Family:  The Adoption Option. In 2002 and 2005, when I adopted my children, … Continue reading

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On Mexican immigration, media and children…

written by Love Isn’t Enough columnist Pia Guerrero As the daughter of a Mexican father and American mother I grew up searching for people who were just like me. My parents met and lived in Mexico City where I was … Continue reading

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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 Ashley R. She wants to introduce us to Kori (10), Rian (2) and Bennett (8). Got cute kids? Send their pics to team@loveisntenough.com. … Continue reading

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Individual bigotry and institutional racism

[We've had great conversation going on our recent allies posts, especially Julia's really amazing piece from last week. Keep it going. Because of the good reception, I thought it might be useful to, once a week, share a general post … Continue reading

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From Associated Content: The 2010 American Girl “Girl of the Year” doll has been announced and, despite some speculation that the doll would be a little more diverse than in the past, this doll appears to be more of the … Continue reading

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