Monthly Archives: July 2010

Open Thread

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Gratuitous Cute Kid Pic

This picture was sent to us by reader Meredith.  Her son is half Jewish and half Cuban-American. This photo was taken at the New York Aquarium on June 6, 2010, just two days before he turned 20 months old. Tweet

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Stuff white people like

written by Kristen H.; originally published on Rage Against the Minivan I got a Stuff White People Like flip calendar for Christmas. I am enjoying it very much. This was last night’s entry: The Daily Show/Colbert makes up a duo … Continue reading

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LIE Links

Black Women Don’t Swim? [ColorLines] Of course, it’s hard to prove that past racist policies are directly responsible for apparent the lack of a swimming culture in some urban communities of color. On the other hand, in segregated cities, where … Continue reading

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A family searches for a comfortable church home

[This post is the first in a series on the columnist's search for a church home for her family.] Written by Love Isn’t Enough columnist Annie Avery For a long time my partner, who is Jewish, and I were pretty … Continue reading

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Gratuitous Cute Kid Pic

It’s Thursday, which means it’s time for another gratuitous cute kid pic. Reader Amanda submitted these photos of her two boys, Kieran (2 1/2) and Liam (13 mo). She submitted two photos because she can’t get both of them to … Continue reading

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Sexualizing Boys: Totally OK

Written by Love Isn’t Enough guest contributor Gwen; originally published at Sociological Images Diego Costa sent in an image of Jayden Smith, star of the remake of The Karate Kid, at a recent promotional event in China. In it, 11-year-old … Continue reading

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LIE Links

Spoken Word/Music Video: ‘Better Off, Better Smile’ [John Raible Online] This project originated out of a need to counter the tired, predictable arguments that are often used to dismiss candid and critical (a.k.a. “angry”) adoptee voices. A prime dismissal is … Continue reading

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For the Children

Written by Love Isn’t Enough guest contributor LaToya; originally published at CocoaMamas. “Everyone wants someone to take 100 white infants and 100 African American ones and raise them in Disney utopia and prove once and for all that we are all equal … Continue reading

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Ask LIE: Oppressive Everyday Language

As a woman of colour adopted by Caucasian parents, race and racism have always been a factor in my life. Racism in every day language is something that I am becoming more tuned in to. Some people want to believe … Continue reading

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Open Thread

Better late than never! What are you thinking about today, readers? Tweet

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Gratuitous Cute Kid Pic

This is Josh, age 3.  He had climbed the monkey bars and was eating leaves off of the tree.  Why?  Because he’s a dinosaur and dinosaurs eat leaves, of course! Tweet

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If you want to understand your adopted child, look in the mirror

By Love Isn’t Enough guest contributor Jessica Pegis; originally published at O Solo Mama. It sounds at first like a half-assed backwards way to do anything but Sally Maslansky’s article in the HuffPo, which has now been linked to by … Continue reading

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Longer Link: Continuing the Conversation on “To Kill a Mockingbird”

[by Macon D.; full text published at Stuff White People Do] I refuse to go along with this week’s warm, feel-good celebrations of Harper Lee’s novel (published fifty years ago today), To Kill a Mockingbird. Simply put, I think that novel … Continue reading

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LIE Links

Apps, Afros, and Handcuffs: Talking With Kids About Race [Slate/XXFactor] But even with such stark reminders that the color of our skin and hair changes the way people treat us—and even in a mixed race family (one of my daughters … Continue reading

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What We See

Written by Love Isn’t Enough guest contributor Big Man; originally published at Raving Black Lunatic. A certain segment of the literary world is gearing up for the 50th year anniversary of the publishing of Harper Lee’s famous novel To Kill … Continue reading

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Ask LIE

Dear Love Isn’t Enough, I’ve been puzzled by a particular behavior I’ve encountered consistently since my two preschoolers started attending “school” part-time. There’s been an impenetrable degree of ostracism directed at my sons and myself that’s a bit perplexing. My sons have … Continue reading

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Gratuitious Cute Kid Pic

It’s Thursday, which means it’s time for another gratuitous cute kid pic. This one comes from reader Theresa and features her gratuitously cute daughter, Sehana. Got cute kids? Send us a photo at team@loveisntenough.com. Tweet

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