Monthly Archives: December 2011

To you and yours…

May the waning days of 2011 be joyous. See you in 2012! Tweet

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Yes, Tintin is crazy racist and anti-Semitic. No my kids won’t see it.

written by Love Isn’t Enough contributor Liz Dwyer; originally published at Los Angelista Back in the late 1970s when I was a kid roaming the stacks at my local public library, I wandered across a set of adventure books with … Continue reading

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The Failure of Racial Profiling

Written by Lisa Wade; Originally published at Sociological Images A recent protest against stop-and-frisk policies inspired to re-post this data on the disproportionate rates with which Whites, Blacks, and Hispanics are stopped by police… and the total failure of this … Continue reading

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Open Thread

Please feel free to discuss whatever is on your mind! Tweet

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Gratuitous Cute Kid Pic

Thursday is here–time for another cute kid picture! This is Melissa’s beautiful daughter, Emma.  Emma is 23 months old and she is grinning here because she just arrived at a play area.  What a smile! Got cute kids? Send their … Continue reading

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Discourses on Adoption on Once Upon a Time

Written by Gretchen Sisson; Originally published at Sociological Images Adoption is a complicated system that both builds and separates families, frequently across lines of social privilege. It involves ideas about who society believes should be parents and under what conditions … Continue reading

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LIE Links

Opinion: The Gingrich Who Stole Christmas [Washington Post] With his slightly round form and thatch of white hair, Newt Gingrich might, with a little blush and a beard, pass for St. Nick. But any poor kid writing a letter to … Continue reading

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LIE Links

Government Tested AIDS Drugs on Foster Kids [MSNBC; h/t Racialicious] Researchers reported some children had to be taken off the drug because of “serious toxicity,” others developed rashes, and the rates of death and blood toxicity were significantly higher in … Continue reading

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Hate & Basketball: What has – and hasn’t – been said about the murder of Tayshana Murphy

Written by Arturo R. García; Originally published at Racialicious Basketball fans are well-acquainted with stories about a local star who never got to show their skills outside the neighborhood courts. And make no mistake, Tayshana Murphy was on her way … Continue reading

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Missing Person Alert

Via Crunk Feminist Collective Janice Lewis went missing in Manhattan on Tuesday, December 6. Friends saw her board an uptown bound D train around 2:15 pm and she hasn’t been seen since. Janice is a 17 year old African American … Continue reading

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Thursday Open Thread

Talk! The floor is yours! Tweet

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Gratuitous Cute Kid Pic

It’s Thursday–time for another gratuitous cute kid pic! Here’s LIE reader Rachel’s darling Gracie, now 8.5 months old. What a cutie! Got cute kids? Send their photos to team@loveisntenough.com so we can show them off! Tweet

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Yes, there are black people in your Hunger Games: The strange case of Rue and Cinna

By Guest Contributor Roxie Moxie, originally published at Nerdgasm Noire Network Last week the Hunger Games character posters were revealed to fans. There were the usual complaints of actors not meeting book loyalist expectations. However, among the usual complaints of “She … Continue reading

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Announcement: New film “Crossing the River” needs your help

Please help us spread the word about a fundraising campaign to support an important short film featuring a subject that gets sparse media attention. New York City-based film writer/director Emilie McDonald’slatest short film CROSSING THE RIVER is inspired by the … Continue reading

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Another Link

HIV positive boy denied admission sues Hershey school [Reuters] The family of an HIV-positive boy sued a boarding school in Hershey, Pennsylvania after it denied admission to the 13-year-old citing safety concerns, a school official said on Thursday. The Milton … Continue reading

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LIE Links

Teen son of lesbian moms speaking on family diversity [John Raible Online] Zach Wahls, a 19-year-old University of Iowa student, spoke about the strength of his family during a public forum on Resolution 6 in the Iowa House of Representatives. … Continue reading

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Jay Smooth on Constructive Conversations about Race

Written by Gwen Sharp; Originally published at Sociological Images Jay Smooth, of Ill Doctrine, recent gave an excellent Tedx talk at Hampshire College about the difficulties of talking constructively about race and racism in the U.S. These conversations are tricky … Continue reading

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Thursday Open Thread: Holiday Debrief

I found myself feeling particularly thankful for this community of readers and writers over the past week as I journeyed back to my family, my hometown, and–in some ways–into the not-so-comfortable past. There were some lonely moments–some lonely anti-racist parenting … Continue reading

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Gratuitous Cute Kid Pic

It’s Thursday–time for another gratuitous cute kid pic! LIE reader Lynette writes of her completely darling daughter Lilith: “She’s 5 months and happy as can be!” Got cute kids? Send their photos to us at team@loveisntenough.com so we can show … Continue reading

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