Monthly Archives: September 2011

An open letter to the UC Berkley College Republicans and their misuse of the concept of racism

Written by Jennifer; Originally published at Mixed Race America An Open Letter to the UC Berkley College Republicans, I just read an article in the on-line version of the San Francisco Chronicle that you will be holding an affirmative action … Continue reading

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Being Comfortable in Your Own Skin (Tone) [India Ink; New York Times Global Edition India] Being dark made me feel self-conscious. As a kid I had several nicknames that stung. Darkie, Blackie and Kaalia (pinched from the title of a … Continue reading

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Excerpts from “The Most Racist Thing That Ever Happened to Me”

“The Most Racist Thing That Ever Happened to Me” (published at the Atlantic.com) draws from novelist, journalist, and “MSNBC personality” Touré’s new book, Who’s Afraid of Post-Blackness? In the article, Touré shares excerpts from interviews with 105 individuals on the … Continue reading

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Gratuitous Cute Kid Pic

These are my two cute kids, ages three and nine months.  Big brother insisted that baby sister ride trains with him and she was glad to oblige! Got cute kids?  We know you do!  So send a picture to team@loveisntenough.com! … Continue reading

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Open Thread: Troy Davis

This is not our usual Thursday morning fare, but I feel a need to recognize the injustice that occurred last night and offer a space to talk about it. Race is a factor in this case, if not the factor, … Continue reading

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Does Your Child’s Teacher Have a Second Job?

Written by Liz Dwyer; Originally published at Los Angelista If you think your child’s teacher chilled on the beach all summer, tanning and reading chick lit paperbacks, you might want to talk to the restaurant server my family had this … Continue reading

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The Importance of Racial Socialization on Transracial Adoptees [Adoptive Families Circle] The Evan B. Donaldson Institute just reported on a research study that found: racial socialization and NOT focus on culture or ethnic socialization decreased adoptees’ sense of marginalization (and … Continue reading

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What Makes the Red Man Red

Written by Renee Martin; Originally published at Womanist Musings Even though I have a major beef with Disney, I quickly learned that there is no way to really avoid it and so I have sought to talk to my children … Continue reading

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Open Thread

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Gratuitous Cute Kid Pic

Our store of photos is all used up, which gives me the perfect excuse to highlight my own darling son (age 4). Here he is Easter morning, looking for eggs (the headlamp was an Easter present from his grandmother. We … Continue reading

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Why I Can’t Get Down with #BlackParentsQuotes

Written by Liz Dwyer; Originally published at Los Angelista For the past three days #BlackParentsQuotes has been trending in Twitter’s top 10 in the United States. Given that trending topics that involve race aren’t usually known for their positivity or … Continue reading

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Change.org Petition on Behalf of Transgender Boy [Change.org] Before starting the school year, Tommy had spoken with D.’s teacher about letting D. use the boys’ restroom and thought the matter was settled. But then Dr. William Hunter, McIntosh superintendent, decided … Continue reading

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Organizers of new family initiative at White Privilege Conference would like to hear from you!

The organizers of the White Privilege Conference are interested in hearing your thoughts about a new family initiative we are developing for the 13th annual conference in March 2012. Many LIE readers have attended the WPC. At last year’s WPC … Continue reading

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Long Links: Deeply Embarrassed White People Talk Awkwardly About Race

Written by Jen Graves; Originally published at The Stranger One day in front of a class of art history students at Cornish College of the Arts, I say, “Raise your hand if you’re a racist.” I hadn’t planned on this. … Continue reading

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Gnomeo and Juliet

Written by Renee; Originally published at Women’s Eye on Media Having two young boys means that I am often forced to watch cartoons. Some are better than others, and I would have to say that Gnomeo and Juliet falls into … Continue reading

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