Monthly Archives: January 2012

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Because I was so infuriated after reading this, I had to share: Tea Party Group Wants To ‘Soften’ Slavery In Textbooks [WCYB.com] “My biggest concern is that important information is being omitted, which creates a negative light on our Founding … Continue reading

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Sterilized by North Carolina, she felt raped once more [LA Times] Elaine Riddick was only 14 when the state decided that she was not capable of mothering children and quietly cauterized her fallopian tubes. The $50,000 now offered to her … Continue reading

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Talking About Appropriation to Kids

Written by Renee Martin; Originally published at Womanist Musings As regular readers are aware, the unhusband and I are extremely dedicated to social justice parenting and teaching our children critical thinking skills. There are times when I wish that there … Continue reading

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Open Thread

Presidential politics got you down? Have a burning parenting question? Share what’s on your mind here! Tweet

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An extra-special, not-so-gratuitous cute kid pic

It’s Thursday, and this week, we are honored to feature Aidan, longtime LIE reader Lyonside’s son. As many of you may recall, Aidan passed away suddenly and unexpectedly in late 2011. He would have celebrated his first birthday this month. … Continue reading

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The Commodification of the Ghetto

Written by Lisa Wade; Originally published at Sociological Images In this minute-and-a-half, sociologist Nikki Jones talks about the way that the idea of the ghetto has been commodified — especially in rap and hip hop — in ways that informs … Continue reading

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LIE Links

Thin Mint Morality Wars: The Girl Scout Cookie Boycott [Tranifesto] Last year, I wrote a guest post for the excellent blog Womanist Musings called “Leave the Kids Out of It,” about a brouhaha over gendered Halloween costumes. Now we’ve got … Continue reading

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Unfreedom Update: 2010 Incarceration Statistics

Written by Philip N. Cohen; Originally published at Sociological Images I can’t teach my course on family sociology without these graphs, which show the rise of the unfree population, and the incredible race/ethnic and gender disparities behind them. The Bureau … Continue reading

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Open Thread

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Update on Slavery-Themed Math Lessons

According to USA Today, the teacher who created the worksheet at issue resigned. This teacher was one of four who used the worksheet in class. The school system confirmed the resignation and said that all four teachers are still under … Continue reading

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Gratuitous Cute Kid Pic

Readers, We know that you have astonishingly cute kids, so please send us pictures so that I do not have to fill this space with photos of me looking ridiculous in a batman costume. (Would you believe that, at my … Continue reading

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LIE Links: In honor of MLK Day

To Serve [Relando Thompkins] I love Dr. King’s words on service. The way that he laid them out so passionately in “The Drum Major Instinct” sermon on February 4th, 1968 are still relevant today and continue to inspire me. (can’t … Continue reading

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LIE Links: Adoption Corruption & Child Maltreatment

3 More Women Held in Child-Trafficking Case [Associated Press] Mexican investigators detained three more women in the city of Guadalajara in connection with an apparent child-trafficking ring that aimed to supply babies to Irish couples, authorities said Monday. Authorities also … Continue reading

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Teaching a child to refer to her genitalia as “the C word”

written by Love Isn’t Enough contributor Renee; originally published at Womanist Musings Every parent eventually has to make a decision regarding what to teach their children about their genitalia. Some people simply cannot bear to give their children the correct … Continue reading

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Counting the Wrong Thing

Written by LIE co-editor Julia Probably most of you have heard by now about the Georgia elementary school that distributed math worksheets featuring word problems involving slavery to their mostly minority students. As Salon summarizes: In the most misguided attempt … Continue reading

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