Monthly Archives: February 2012

Black History Month & the 70th Anniversary of Executive Order 9066 — why both matter, together

Written by Love Isn’t Enough Guest Contributor Jennifer; Originally published at Mixed Race America It is Black History month, a time when we (as a nation) remember the significant contributions to American history, culture, and society of people of African … Continue reading

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Indiana Legislator Attacks the Girl Scouts [Slate/The X Factor] The escalating hysteria around modern Girl Scouts is due to the increasing polarization in this country around the concept of women’s equality. In an era where the right is putting contraception … Continue reading

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Transracial Adoption Event in NYC Begins Tonight!

AFCAF/NY in collaboration with FCCNY and St. John’s Adoption Initiative present ADOPTED. The Movie. We Can Do Better:  6 Evenings on Transracial Adoption with Adult Adoptees ADOPTED, the Movie:  The Movie (2009) by filmmaker Barb Lee “reveals the grit rather than … Continue reading

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Objectifying Citizenship

Written by Love Isn’t Enough Contributor Rachel Broadwater “Race according to W.E.B Dubois is the differences of hair, skin, and bone…It matters because they are visible..it matters because our culture tells us these differences matter, that the difference in hair, … Continue reading

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Open Thread

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Gratuitous Cute Kid Pic

It’s Thursday, time for another gratuitous cute kid pic. This, if you are 4, is clearly the Way to Eat Lunch! Got cute kids? Send their pictures to us at team@loveisntenough.com so that we can show them off for you! … Continue reading

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Do Not Enter Unless You Are Brown

Written by Love Isn’t Enough Guest Contributor Lexa; Originally published at Lexa’s Journal. When it comes to educating children, I am a firm believer that the opportunity to learn takes place more often in the absence of a formal curriculum. … Continue reading

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One hundred years of Little Black Sambo

Written by LIE Co-editor Julia Recently, while wandering around the university where I work, I discovered a publication produced by the university’s library titled “One hundred years of Little Black Sambo.” The publication describes the library’s acquisition of a collection … Continue reading

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More Links: The Loving Story

The Loving Story Premieres this Valentine’s Day on HBO [Southern Poverty Law Center] Teaching Tolerance has produced a teacher’s guide to accompany The Loving Story, a documentary about an often overlooked aspect of the civil rights movement – the fight … Continue reading

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The Swastika in Our Neighborhood [Huffington Post] This led to a discussion of Hitler’s view of a master race, which is pretty tough to explain to a blonde-haired, blue-eyed Jewish child (a friend fondly refers to him as “the Jewish … Continue reading

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Jay-Z’s new-found feminist fatherhood

originally published at Sociological Images by Lisa Wade You might have heard that, after the birth of his daughter with Beyonce Knowles in January, Jay-Z has sworn off calling women “bitches.” [Editor: Jay-Z's representation has since denied this claim.] His change … Continue reading

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Sometimes mommies and daddies need time alone

written by Love Isn’t Enough contributor Renee; originally published on Womanist Musings I have always said that once you have a couple of kids, they function as great birth control. Every time the unhusband and I get close to each … Continue reading

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Inside Our Scary, Society-Destroying Family [CNN/InAmerica] And so it has begun again, this time for the legalization of marriage for gays and lesbians in Washington state. The battle has occurred in the legislature and most likely will move to a … Continue reading

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Nigeria is the Promised Land

Written by LIE Contributor Mona Zutshi Opubor You know what? I have BEAUTIFUL HAIR. It’s shiny and lustrous. I have the kind of hair you see in hair commercials, like this: I am not actually Penelope Cruz I married a … Continue reading

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Cute Kid Pic

It’s Thursday, time for another cute kid pic! This week we feature LIE reader Jenny’s son, Markus, age 3 in the mouse hat he made at school. How cute is he??!! Got cute kids? We know you do! Send a … Continue reading

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Bullying Part II–Chicago Edition

Written by Jennifer; Originally published at Mixed Race America I’ve been having an interesting discussion on the comment thread of a post I wrote about bullying with a commenter known as Artificer. Artificer’s original post to me was about his … Continue reading

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