Monthly Archives: July 2011

Open Thread

This is an open forum for discussion.  Please share your thoughts! Tweet

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Gratuitous Cute Kid Picture

This is Zach, Grant, and Nate at the Field Museum in Chicago (ages 3, 7, and 7).  Great picture!  Have cute kids?  Send us your pictures at team@loveisntenough.com! Tweet

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Experimenting with RSS

Hi all, I know that our RSS feed has not been working for ages, partly because we can’t figure out how to fix it. I just took another stab. Would you all mind testing it? I’m getting an error message, … Continue reading

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Sex education and my son

written by LIE contributor Renee; originally published at Womanist Musings I came across an article in Madame Noire that neatly dovetailed around a conversation I recently had with a friend. The article concerns parents who have decided to allow their … Continue reading

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LIE Links

Can I Touch It? The Fascination with natural, African American Hair [CNN.com] [Note: That's our very own co-editor Tami right there!] Tamara Winfrey Harris tells a story of being in a chain restaurant with her husband when their names were … Continue reading

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Why I know for sure our healthcare system is f*&^%d up

written by Love Isn’t Enough contributor Liz Dwyer; originally published at Los Angelista I grew up down the street from a boy whose mom rushed him to the doctor if he had even the slightest runny nose. I am not … Continue reading

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Open Thread

Please discuss whatever is on your mind. Tweet

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Gratuitous Cute Kid Picture

Reader Cindy sent us a picture of her two cuties, Allison (7) and Bobby (4), strolling Key West during their family Thanksgiving cruise last year.  Thanks, Cindy! Tweet

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White Noise: White adults raising white children to resist white supremacy

Editor’s note: We are re-running this piece, originally published in August, 2009, in response to numerous reader questions about raising anti-racist white children. This is a very important topic, and we think White Noise is a visionary response. written by … Continue reading

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LIE Links

Why We All Can’t Just Get Along [CocoaMamas] I’m thinking about what needs to be said and done right here, right now, to get it across to these people that a crime is being committed again children – who look … Continue reading

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Six Things Your Adopted Child Might Be Thinking, But Will Never Tell You

[Written by By Mark Hagland, Margie Perscheid and Terra Trevor; Originally published in Adoption Today magazine, and also available on Terra's blog, In Writing Motherhood.] What kinds of issues around adoptee racial and cultural identity, racism, multiracial family dynamics, cultural … Continue reading

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Open Thread

Readers, share your thoughts! Tweet

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Gratuitous Cute Kid Picture

Thanks for sending us pictures of your cute kids to brighten up the week!  Keep it up! This cutie is Mesfin, recently turned 4, during his first experience of snow.  His mom, Patti, tells us that he followed the activities … Continue reading

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Sex Education and My Son

[Written by Renee Martin; Originally published at Womanist Musings] I came across an article in Madame Noire that neatly dovetailed around a conversation I recently had with a friend. The article concerns parents who have decided to allow their teenagers … Continue reading

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Announcements

Conference: Understanding and Challenging White Culture for the Benefit of the Adoptive Family (KAAN Conference; Atlanta, Georgia; July 29 – 31, 2011) A panel of three individuals who have been moving forward on their journeys to understand issues around white … Continue reading

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Race and Identity: Actions Speak Louder Than Words

[Written by Terra Trevor; Originally published in the March 2009 issue of Adoption Today and also available on Terra's blog, In Writing Motherhood.] When kids have been coached to feel safest within the confines of white culture and within Caucasian … Continue reading

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What we believe: Love isn’t enough

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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What we believe: Race is still an issue

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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