Monthly Archives: August 2011

Re: Can I touch it? The fascination with natural, African American hair

written by Love Isn’t Enough guest contributor Relando Thompkins, MSW “Your hair is so neat. Can I touch it?” When I walked into work this morning, one of the students I worked with showed me an interesting article titled “Can … Continue reading

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Gwyneth Paltrow is African and a Hot Ass Mess [Kenyon Farrow] [photos only--do take a look] Racial Stereotyping For Little Girls [Jezebel] Normally Dance Moms revolves around the social politics amongst the mothers who are competing with one another when … Continue reading

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Why I Love New Jersey

Some past comments on this blog have got me thinking: maybe we should just go ahead and plan on never moving from Jersey. Don’t get me wrong: New Jersey is not my favorite place. It is certainly not all sunshine … Continue reading

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Ask LIE

[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, My … Continue reading

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Open Thread

We have been having some good discussions during open threads lately! Please continue! Tweet

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Gratuitous Cute Kid Pic

It is finally Thursday again!  Here’s an adorable kid picture to brighten up your week: Readers Jessica and Casey wanted to share a picture of their “sweet and handsome Kavi Mamush!”  What a beautiful smile! Got cute kids?  Send us … Continue reading

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You Know What They Say About Assuming [Shakesville] The thing that strikes me about the article is how, even though the author acknowledges that parents’ prejudices tend to unnecessarily complicate conversations about why a classmate has two moms or whether … Continue reading

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Lucky Duck

Sometimes the people you think you know end up surprising you…and not always in a good way. Even with long-time friendships, there can be facets people reveal that can both stun and sadden you. To be clear, I understand completely … Continue reading

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Open Thread

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Gratuitous Cute Kid Pic

This is Richard (4) and Pierce (2) from Grosse Pointe, MI.  Cute, huh? Got cute kids?  Send us their picture at team@loveisntenough.com! Tweet

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Can (Middle-Class) Moms Cure the Obesity Epidemic?

Written by Christie Barcelos; Originally published at Sociological Images The “Let’s Move” campaign is Michelle Obama’s initiative to curb the childhood obesity epidemic in the United States. According to the campaign website, its goals include “creating a healthy start for … Continue reading

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I Don’t Have a Title for This, I’m Too Busy Being Angry

Written by dopegirlfresh; Originally published at Feministe Trigger warning: sexual harassment, groping, erasure of victims/ survivors. I have two beautiful children in my life, whom I enthusiastically co-parent. I am not partnered with either parent of these children. Instead, I … Continue reading

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Open Thread

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Gratuitous Cute Kid Picture

Missed last week, but this week’s cute kid picture will make up for it! Got cute kids?  Send us a picture at team@loveisntenough.com. Tweet

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Conflating Africans with Animals: Talking about Tippi Degre

Written by LIE Guest Contributor Lisa Wade; Originally published at Sociological Images The West has a long history in which Black and African people were stereotyped as more in touch with nature and more like animals than White and European … Continue reading

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When no one cares about another dead black boy [RaceTalk] While waiting to catch a bus home with his friend Duwayne Brooks, Stephen was suddenly attacked by a group of White teenagers, alleged to have yelled “What, what nigger” before … Continue reading

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The Big Report Card in the Sky

Written by LIE Guest Contributor Liz Rose-Cohen. Originally published at Foreigner in Buckeye Nation. Just back from a trip to New England where we saw wonderful old friends and surrounded ourselves with family. But the best news is that when … Continue reading

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Quoted: Tough titty–on feminist mothering and the breast feeding doll

The Crunk Feminist Collective has a thoughtful post up about breast feeding and feminism. The piece also touches on the messages we send young girls about mothering. Dolls and doll-play have been a long-standing point of entry into discussions about … Continue reading

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Tell School Officials: Support Black Achievement [Color of Change] When Kymberly Wimberly, a Black student in Arkansas, was poised to be valedictorian of her class, the school principal decided it would be a “big mess” and made a White student … Continue reading

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America the Beautiful

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