Monthly Archives: January 2011

My middle name

Written by BusyDad (Jim); Originally published at The Busy Dad Blog. The crowd was evenly split, half of them waving dollar bills while mockingly encouraging their chosen gladiator, Jeff. The other half doing the same, but chanting “Greasy! Greasy! Greasy!” … Continue reading

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My son is not a poodle

written by Love Isn’t Enough guest contributor Navelgazing Bajan; originally published at Navelgazing The other day I went to my local, organic-friendly yet cheap grocery store with Baby E in tow. As usual, I wore Baby E in our Ergo … Continue reading

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Longer Links: A Tale of Two Nine Year Olds [TransGriot]

By now everyone has heard the story about 9 year old Christina Taylor Green, who died along with five other people in the attempted assassination of congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. President Obama mentions the born on 9-11 girl in his Tucson … Continue reading

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LIE Links: Amy Chua edition

How to Raise a Model Minority [the Root] h/t Racialicious Unfortunately, Chua does not challenge the basic paradigm of competitive-martyr mothering, filled with daily servitude at the altar of homework and “enrichment” activities. But she does dismiss, with a confident … Continue reading

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An open letter to my Governor, Paul LePage

Written by Love Isn’t Enough Guest Contributor Mama C; Originally published at Mama C and the Boys Dear Governor LePage, The reason that your unfortunate  recent comments about choosing not to attend several local NAACP Martin Luther King Day events … Continue reading

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We’re Back in Business!

Fingers crossed, our blog is back up and running as usual, if a bit funny looking. We’ve upgraded and are still in the process of fine-tuning the formatting. (If you have any feedback for us on look & feel/functionality of … Continue reading

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Teen rapper says “Stop Looking at My Moms”

written by Love Isn’t enough guest contributor Renee; originally published at Womanist Musings You are going about your day with your child, when some ignorant rude man decides to stare you down like you’re a beautiful t-bone steak and he … Continue reading

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LIE Links: MLK Day Edition

On MLK Day, A Question: Are We Moving Forward? [Disgrasian] After declining an invitation to an MLK Day event–telling critics to “kiss my butt”–and dubbing the NAACP a “special interest group,” newly sworn-in Tea Party governor of Maine, Paul LePage, … Continue reading

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Changing Words, Charged Words…

Written by Love Isn’t Enough contributor Jennifer; Originally published at Mixed Race America. I’m an English professor who blogs, so it’s not going to come as a surprise to read that I believe words matter A LOT. Words allow us … Continue reading

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More LIE Links

An American Indian perspective on changing “Injun” to “Indian” in TOM SAWYER [American Indians in Children's Literature] On January 3rd, Publisher’s Weekly carried an article called Upcoming NewSouth ‘Huck Finn’ Eliminates the ‘N’ Word. The article says that NewSouth Books is … Continue reading

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Diverse neighborhoods and segregated schools

From WBEZ, the NPR affiliate in Chicago: In neighborhoods across Chicago where development and gentrification have taken hold, middle-income families are staying in the city and raising children. But there’s one aspect of city life many have been slow to … Continue reading

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LIE Links

P.S. You Suck [Resist Racism] I am a genius.  I am successful.  Also, I have good self esteem.  My parents never told me I was lazy or fat. I’m pretty sure I was often lazy. So f___ you, Amy Chua, … Continue reading

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Privilege: Who is it that really has it?

Written by LIE Guest Contributor Amanda at the Declassified Adoptee. In school, we talk a lot about the privileges that come along with being a part of the majority.  Whether it be the  majority gender, race, religion, so on and so forth, … Continue reading

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I hate my skin-pt. II

Written by Love Isn’t Enough Contributor Amber; Originally published at American Family. This is the second post in a two-part series. Part I is here. After I said Chinese New Year wasn’t likely to help L like her skin any … Continue reading

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LIE Links

The McEducation of the Negro: Thoughts on the unintended consequences of No Child Left Behind and the charter school movement, and the deleterious effects on the education of children of color. [the Root] Spark of Wisdom: Stop Sheltering Children from … Continue reading

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I hate my skin, part I

Written by Love Isn’t Enough Contributor Amber; Originally published at American Family. [Editor’s note: To provide helpful context, Amber, who is white, is the mother of L., who is adopted from China. In this post, Amber describes a meeting she had … Continue reading

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My Black Son’s Pink Shoes

Written by Liz Rose-Cohen; Originally published at Kveller [Editor’s note: The follow-up to this piece ran at LIE in October 2011; due to copyright restrictions, we were unable to run this part until now. Please forgive the reverse-chronological ordering and … Continue reading

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