Monthly Archives: April 2011

Open Thread

Please talk about whatever you would like, including if you wish, this incredibly smart video on Trump’s racist foolishness (foolishness is probably too kind a word, but I don’t want to start swearing…) As an aside, the monkey-theme continues. My … Continue reading

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Gratuitous Cute Kid Pic

It’s Thursday, time for another gratuitous cute kid pic. Here is LIE reader Kate’s darling son, Nathan, 2 years old. Got cute kids? Send their photos to team@loveisntenough.com so we can show them off for you! Tweet

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Teasing a black child about her hair is abuse

written by Renee; originally posted at Womanist Musings All black women have a story to tell about their hair and how it has impacted their vision of what beauty is. I know that for quite sometime as a child, I … Continue reading

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Ross Douthat’s Racial Paranoia [Salon.com h/t Racialicious] It’s hard not to notice, especially in California, that our commitment to education has diminished as the proportion of children in our schools has become less white. I’m noticing correlation, not arguing causation, but … Continue reading

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The “Mi Pobre Hijo” Syndrome

written by Latina Fatale; originally posted at Latina Fatale (via Adios Barbie) As feminists we often hear about patriarchy, sexism, and how women have been oppressed by men. We talk less about how women also perpetuate patriarchy by reinforcing sexism … Continue reading

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Open Thread

What’s on your mind? The state of the world? A parenting challenge? Something in the news? For my part, I’ve been thinking about the “signifying monkey” tradition that I just learned about this week at an adoptive parent forum (see … Continue reading

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Gratuitous Cute Kid Pic

It’s Thursday–time for another gratuitous cute kid pic. This one comes from LIE reader Jalanda, who writes: This is my adorable grandson, Jeremiah. He is seven months old. His beautiful mother, Shannon is from Trinidad and his father, Isaac (my … Continue reading

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How many more times must my 7-year-old be called the “n word”

written by Love Isn’t Enough guest contributor Liz Dwyer; originally posted at Los Angelista’s Guide to the Pursuit of Happiness It’s Saint Patrick’s Day, which means I rocked it like this… However, despite my admittedly hardcore Irish pride, my mind … Continue reading

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Not teaching their kids how to be black in America [Il panettierre] And then- right at that moment- right as I finished that paragraph, the discussion in the merkato hit me.  And the discussion in the car, where it was … Continue reading

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New documentary on an interracial marriage and the legal case that overturned anti-miscegenation laws in 16 states

[Editor's note: The team at LIE received this email. I am passing along to you.] I wanted to share a film with you that is coming to the Tribeca Film Festival in New York called The Loving Story. The documentary … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to Boy Scouts’ Parents

Written by Love Isn’t Enough Guest Contributor Jennifer Holladay; Originally published at Jennifer Holladay. I am one of those people who conduct gymnastics on the way out of the grocery store so I can avoid your children and what they … Continue reading

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Open Thread

Is there anything you want to discuss?  “Talk” to each other! Tweet

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Gratuitous Cute Kid Picture!

Reader Karen says, “These are my kidlets!  (Left to Right) are Sinkinesh (with bandaid on pretend owie), Jack, and Brady (with tattooed arm), and they are holding their new baby brother Solomon.”  Congrats to your family on the new arrival, … Continue reading

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Share a story: Opening our worlds to the gift

originally published at Rub-a-Dub-Tub Long-time followers of Scrub-a-Dub-Tub know that Mitali Perkins had me with “mirrors and windows.” For those of you who weren’t around then, first, let me welcome you! We’re glad you’re here and hope you jump into … Continue reading

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Latino preschool enrollment drop could widen achievement gaps, hurt workforce quality, study says [UC Berkeley] The authors cite three possible causes of the decline. One is that joblessness rose from 6.3 percent to 10.6 percent between 2005 and 2009 for Latina … Continue reading

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Racial Politics: The “Business” of Domestic Private Adoption

[Written by Love Isn't Enough Guest Contributors Beth Hall, Joe Kroll, and Ruth McRoy. The authors first presented this paper at the 2010 conference, “Open Arms, Open Minds: The Ethics of Adoption in the 21st Century,” where Beth Hall received the … Continue reading

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Open Thread

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Gratuitous Cute Kid Picture

This cute kid is Ayla, standing in front of their house in Norfolk, VA.  Reader Angie says Ayla loves her hair!  Who wouldn’t? Tweet

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The Impact of a Mug: A Souvenir Story

Written by Love Isn’t Enough Columnist Liana; originally posted at Welcome to the Dollhouse I really thought that I was just bringing back some souvenir mugs. I had no idea that for my husband, one of the mugs would cause … Continue reading

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What’s Really Behind Black Child Abuse Stats? [theRoot.com] [editor's note: I'm skeptical of this finding; eager to hear your thoughts.] Rates of reported child abuse are disproportionately high for black children, a fact that has long been linked to suspected … Continue reading

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