Monthly Archives: February 2011

On the occasion of the end of February

By Love Isn’t Enough Co-Editor Julia. I’ve spent most of this year’s Black History Month reading Danielle McGuire’s outstanding new book, At the Dark End of the Street: Black Women, Rape, and Resistance–A New History of the Civil Rights Movement … Continue reading

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New columnist intro: Liana

“Liana.” “Liana.” “Liana” My name was pretty clear in the jumble of words my classmates read off the lists in front of them. We were doing one of my kooky English teacher’s ridiculous assignments during our 8th grade class. The … Continue reading

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Open Thread

Well, it sure has been one doozy of a week for me. Anyone have any good news to share? (Of course, if you feel so moved, feel free to kvetch as well.) Tweet

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Gratuitous Cute Kid Pic

It’s Thursday (thank heavens!) and time for another gratuitous cute kid pic. Check out Jennifer’s cuties, Sam (11) Maya (7), Charlie (4) and Abby (3). Got cute kids? Send pictures to team@loveisntenough.com so we can show them off. Tweet

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Toy Story 3: Lessons in Race and Gender

Written by Love Isn’t Enough guest contributor Renee; Originally published at Womanist Musings. I suppose that we are an oddity as a family, because we have one television hooked up to our satellite dish and only two televisions total.  This … Continue reading

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LIE Links

Late, Messy Reaction to this Amy Chua Stuff [Rice Daddies] In this essay, I was going to be careful to point out that my feelings and opinions were not an attack on Ms. Chua, as she has the right to … Continue reading

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Why I Spank Other People’s Kids

Written by Love Isn’t Enough Guest Contributor Atinuke “Tinu” O. Driver; Originally published at Yes, We’re Together. Me and Cheryl have a little process, a little system, called Beat A@#! Early.  It wouldn’t ever really evolve  into hitting.  It’s more … Continue reading

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Open Thread

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Gratuitous Cute Kid Pic

It’s Thursday, time to feature another of your cuties. Reader Amber sent us this adorable photo of her daughter, Claudia, and her son, Béla, enjoying Valentine’s Day as only two-year-olds know how. Got cute kids? Send their photos to team@loveisntenough.com … Continue reading

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If I Ran the Zoo: Learning About Bias in a Community of Early Childhood Teachers and Staff

Written by Love Isn’t Enough contributor Petra Watkins. [Editor’s note: Petra is the pedagogista at a Reggio Emilia-inspired child care serving infants, young children and their families from all over the world in a university setting in New England. She supports … Continue reading

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Why I Am Skipping Black History Month

Written by Love Isn’t Enough guest contributor Renee; Originally published at Womanist Musings. Today is the first day of Black history month.  Schools throughout North America are going to spend the next month educating students on the history of the … Continue reading

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Open Thread

Tell us what’s been on your mind this week. Tweet

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Gratuitous Cute Kid Pic

It’s Thursday, time for another cute kid pic or two. Here are Anisa’s darlings, Elsie (7 mos) and Rosa (3 yrs). Got cute kids? Send us a photo at team@loveisntenough.com and let us show them off! Tweet

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Using Popular Culture to Address Violence and Bullying With Youth of Color

written by Love Isn’t Enough columnist Bianca Laureano; originally published by RH Reality Check I saw this video Tuesday evening when a friend posted it on her tumblr page. There was a trigger warning regarding suicide, violence, and bullying. I … Continue reading

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LIE Links

Bolar for Dollars [Rice Daddies] If you ask me to choose between a struggling single mother wanting to provide better opportunities for her children and a school district whose sole concern is its bank account, I’m going to go with … Continue reading

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Whitewashing Princess Presto

Written by Love Isn’t Enough guest contributor Gwen Sharp; Originally published at Sociological Images Brandy B. let us know about an interesting article by Isis the Scientist at Science Blogs on the apparent whitening of a children’s cartoon character for … Continue reading

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Open Thread

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The Lottery

Written by Love Isn’t Enough guest contributor ORJ; Originally published at CocoaMamas. In the era of education standards and accountability, the debate regarding the potential of charter schools to reform American public education, particularly for children of color, has heated … Continue reading

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