Monthly Archives: March 2010

Diversity 101

When my son was four (he’s now nine), and home from preschool because of a cold, I took him to work with me. I teach English at a private, historically black college, and my son was always an easy kid … Continue reading

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LIE Links

Sociological Images offers an interesting peek into how race is handled in censuses around the world: Different countries formalize different racial categories.  Below are examples of the ”race” questions on the Censuses of 9 different countries.   They illustrate just how diverse … Continue reading

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Confronting racism in public schools

Some of you may be following the disturbing situation in Wisconsin’s Monona Grove School District. Joel Wagner, gang detective for the Dane County Sheriff’s Office, said a known gang called The Hicks or The Hicks Clan has been identified in … Continue reading

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Censored census: No place for Latinos

written by Love Isn’t Enough columnist Pia Guerrero; originally posted at Adios Barbie According to the US Census form that came out this week, if your brown, you’re white. It confused us at Adios Barbie almost as much as it … Continue reading

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70% African; 30% European: Who am I now?

written by Love Isn’t Enough editor Tami Winfrey Harris; originally posted at What Tami Said [Editor’s note: This post is not about parenting, but it is about racial identity–something that has been on my mind of late. Though I would … Continue reading

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The census and civil disobedience: No check box for my kidlet

[Editor's note: This week, we will look at the 2010 federal census and varying reactions to it. Today, guest contributor Liana talks about representation of adopted children on the 2010 census. Wednesday, I hope to post an article by columnist … 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 Emily V. It’s a shot of her “buddy” Gavin, gazing outside on a cold, winter morning. Got cute kids? Send their pics to … Continue reading

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Not every black kid can dance

written by Love isn’t Enough columnist Liz Dwyer; originally posted at Los Angelista’s Guide to the Pursuit of Happiness Gorgeous weather yesterday afternoon, so I took my sons to our neighborhood park. As I watched my boys swing and climb … Continue reading

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LIE links: Raising young ladies or “loudies”

From NPR: Edward Morris, a sociology professor at Ohio University, gets to the bottom of how teachers in one Texas middle school used racial stereotypes to classify the behavior of black female students as “un-ladylike.” Listen… This study came up … Continue reading

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Thinking about race in Pre-K

crossposted from DadWagon Last week I went to 112th and Lennox in West Harlem to see the universal pre-K program at P.S. 185. I’ve been looking at pre-K programs throughout uptown Manhattan ever since we discovered that we were too poor … Continue reading

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Gratuitous cute kid pic

It’s Thursday, which means it’s time for another gratuitous cute kid pic. These darlings–Malik, 13; Olivia, almost 7;  and Isaiah, almost 5–come courtesy of mom and reader Jessica. Got cute kids? Send their pictures to team@antiracistparent.com. Tweet

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Open thread: Talking about race and role models

Love Isn’t Enough columnist Jason Sperber sent me a link to this article: “Talking About Race and Role Models.” I’m wondering what you all think of it. In the post from Almighty Dad, the writer asserts that it is “racist” … Continue reading

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Bigotry, blindness and basketball

written by Love Isn’t Enough guest contributor Kristin Howerton; orginally publlished at Rage Against the Minivan I signed all three of my “big kids” up for a basketball class. I thought it would be really fun to put them in … 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 Lavonne H. Now there’s a happy baby! Adorable! Got cute kids? Send their pics to team@loveisntenough.com. Tweet

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Are Latino teens sexual risk takers?

From Science Daily: “When a recent documentary about U.S. Latinos featured two teen mothers in a 90-minute program, the Latino students in my classes thought it was an unbalanced portrayal of their community — and they were right!” said Marcela … Continue reading

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White girls can use microscopes if they’re pink

written by Love Isn’t Enough contributor Renee; originally published at Womanist Musings Isn’t it wonderful everyone? Now girls can be into science too and we know this because everything is a wonderful shade of pink. Yep, pink just screams girl. … Continue reading

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