Monthly Archives: November 2010

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Of Thee I sing: A semiotic review by Scott Andrews  [The Weekly Rader] President Barack Obama’s new book for children, Of Thee I Sing:  A Letter to My Daughters, made headlines lately – it is more accurate to say that … Continue reading

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Shadeism

I am recommending everyone watch this powerful, new documentary, particularly those who have brown women and girls whom they love. From the Vimeo decription: This short TV documentary is an introduction to the issue of shadeism, the discrimination that exists … Continue reading

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Shifting the ritual of Thanksgiving, one child at a time

written by Love Isn’t Enough guest contributor Susan Raffo Growing up, it was one of the holidays where we gathered together at my great-grandmother’s house. Piles of aunts and uncles, cousins and people whose names I could never remember showed … Continue reading

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Black women are not the problem and marriage is not the cure for the black community’s woes

written by Love Isn’t Enough co-editor Tami Winfrey Harris; originally published at What Tami Said A few weeks ago, during a live online discussion hosted by Essence, I admitted being ambivalent about the No Wedding No Womb campaign, which focuses … Continue reading

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Why Education is Sorely Needed in the Schools [Resist Racism] Exhibit A:  Three high school students who wore “Straight Pride” t-shirts with this Bible verse on the back: “If a man lay with a male as those who lay with … Continue reading

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Do I want to whip my hair back and forth with nine-year-old Willow Smith?

written by Love Isn’t Enough guest contributor Liz Dwyer; originally posted at Los Angelista’s Guide to the Pursuit of Happiness Have you heard the song “Whip My Hair”? If not, it’s a tune where nine year-old Willow Smith sings, “I … Continue reading

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Gratuitous Cute Kid Picture

Here is a photo of Thalia Adelita, 20 months old. Her Mom says that she is “Cute, smart, determined, loving, demanding, sweet, wild, laid-back, joyful, mischievous, giggly…all in one small body!”  Tweet

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What does an all-white room mean?

written by Love Isn’t Enough guest contributor Renee; originally published at Womanist Musings Living in a small town means that quite often I am the only POC in a room full of white people. There is always an undercurrent in … Continue reading

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Victor Rios on the Youth Control Complex [Sociological Images] In this 11-minute video, Dalton Conley interviews Victor Rios about the youth control complex.  He argues the that punishing arm of the state (the prison system) and the nurturing arm of … Continue reading

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What will getting older mean for my black sons?

[Written by Love Isn't Enough contributor Liz; Originally published at Los Angelista] Last night I observed my nine year old son lounging on the couch… and I’m not sure when this happened but he’s grown so much he’s now the … Continue reading

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Gratuitous Cute Kid Picture!

These cute kids are Lucia’s darlings, Zion 5, and Imani 3.  They are half italian/american, and half black Panamenian…and all adorable! Tweet

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What does it mean to be called a racist?

Recently, writer Ta-Nehisi Coates asked the readers of his blog what it means “among white people” to be a racist. He clarifies:  I don’t mean under the sanction of black people. I mean in places where there are no black … Continue reading

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The New Momism [New York Times Magazine]  They make for strange bedfellows, Sarah Palin, leading her pack of “mama grizzlies,” and Michelle Obama, now touring the country on behalf of beleaguered, largely female Democratic candidates as the self-described “mom in … Continue reading

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Being Adopted…and Latina in the US

[Written by LIE guest contributor Amanda; Originally published at The Declassified Adoptee] You may, by now, have heard about the 13 year old girl from Florida who has been accused of putting insecticide in the food consumed by family members.  … Continue reading

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Open Thread

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Gratuitous Cute Kid Pic

It’s Thursday…time for another cute kid picture! Reader Jenny sent in this photo of her three cuties, ages 8, 4, and 17 months. Tweet

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How to indoctrinate people

written by Love Isn’t Enough guest contributor Matt; originally published at The FPE The role of records in my early life was strictly utilitarian. My parents weren’t record fetishists like I am; they had reasons for buying records that had … Continue reading

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Where do our children fit in [Adoption talk] Dr. Gill defined “color blind mothering” as the rejection of the concept that race matters to the white adoptive parents themselves or to their Asian child.  The mothers in this group responded … Continue reading

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