Monthly Archives: June 2011

Open Thread

Talk! And, if you want, you can tell me if this lesson plan that made its way home from my son’s preschool class gives you the same sense of oh-dear-god that it gives me. Tweet

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Gratuitous Cute Kid Pic

It’s Thursday–time for another gratuitous cute kid pic. Here is LIE reader Leandra’s lovely 5-month old daughter Yemayah, a “beautiful product of Brasillian-Italian-Antiguan-Jamaican roots,” according to mom. Got cute kids? Send us their pictures at team@loveisntenough.com. Tweet

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What we believe: Respect this house

We are thrilled to have acquired many new readers over the past year. To acclimate new folks to the LIE community, we thought it would be helpful to re-publish a few posts that communicate this blog’s core values. The following … Continue reading

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July 7: What Tami Said and Shakesville host My Planned Parenthood blog carnival

Originally published at What Tami Said We are at war. American women are fighting to retain the right to govern our bodies, to own our sexuality and to have access to good and affordable reproductive health care. It is no … Continue reading

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LIE Links

Thanks, LIE readers, for your link suggestions last week. I’m building up my bookmark file once again, thanks to you! Newport Ads Target Black Youth: Stanford Study [Reuters; h/t Racialicious] The study “shows the predatory marketing in school neighborhoods with … Continue reading

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Open Thread

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Gratuitous Cute Kid Pic

This little cutie will brighten up your Thursday! This is Lulu Belle, adopted from Vietnam, age 3. Read about them on the family blog www.beautifulchicken.com. Tweet

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Announcement: Webinar on parenting and oppression

A new organization, Adoptees Have Answers, is hosting a webinar by Dr. John Raible, an adult adoptee and adoptive parent who blogs on transracial adoption at John Raible Online. I am a fan of Dr. Raible’s work, and was excited … Continue reading

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Forcing boys to perform masculinity

written by Love Isn’t Enough guest contributor Renee; originally published on Womanist Musings I love to paint my nails. Right now they are an awesome lime green. Every time I pull out my nail polish, Mayhem stares at my hands … Continue reading

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LIE Links

Dear LIE Readers, You may have noticed that links have been few and far between as of late. That’s because my hard drive died, and took with it my entire collection of bookmarks. It was a good collection that I’d … Continue reading

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Putting the white in multiculturalism

written by Love Isn’t Enough co-editor Tami; originally published at What Tami Said In her latest Salon column, Joan Walsh takes on the recent study that reportedly shows white Americans believe that anti-white bias is on the rise and that it … Continue reading

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Ask LIE

[From time to time, we receive questions from LIE readers facing a complicated situation involving race and parenting, and we like to turn them over to the rest of our readers for their thoughts, suggestions, and perspectives. This comment was … Continue reading

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“Rio” a carnival on race

written by guest contributor Renee; originally published at Womanist Musings So yesterday, the family and I decided to watch the movie Rio. Rio is the story of a blue macaw from Minnesota, who travels to Rio with his owner, when … Continue reading

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Gratuitous Cute Kid Pic

It’s time for another cute kid pic!  Sorry it’s late, my own cute kids were a handful today! Reader Davita’s three cute kids (Jasen 8, Ai-Lan 4, and Eóin 17mo) are Chinese, African American, Irish, Native American, Swedish, German….and about … Continue reading

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Toys, childhood and the fear of pink

written by guest contributor Sparky; originally published at Womanist Musings I am thinking back to my childhood and the toys I played with and the clothes I wore. See, there is a rumbling drama-llama about boys with pink toe-nails or … Continue reading

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Hip Mama: For Uncommon Parents

written by Tami; crossposted from Ms. Magazine blogs Crack open issue number 47 of Hip Mama—The Body Issue—and here’s what you get: a  photograph of a pregnant woman in the desert, posed like a warrior, belly full and exposed; a … Continue reading

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Ask LIE: Unsolicited advice on discipline?

[From time to time, we receive emails from LIE readers facing a complicated situation involving race and parenting, and we like to turn them over to the rest of our readers for their thoughts, suggestions, and perspectives.] Dear LIE: We … Continue reading

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Gratuitous Cute Kid Pic

It’s Thursday so it’s time for another picture from our readers’ adorable children!  This is reader Ellen’s son enjoying his first snow during his first winter in the U.S.!  The family was Christmas tree shopping in this picture.  Ellen reminds … Continue reading

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Beyonce: Run the world (Lies)

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