Monthly Archives: November 2012

“I didn’t know you had a mixed baby!” My students react to my biracial daughter

Written by Michelle; Originally published at Balancing Jane I do not wake up in the morning thinking to myself that I have a biracial child. I don’t tickle her and think about the color of her skin or the texture … Continue reading

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Nigerian Assembly

By Guest Contributor Mona Zutshi Opubor Yesterday morning—three months after our move from New Jersey—I attended an assembly at the children’s school in Nigeria. At 7:25 a.m., parents shuffled into the open-walled gymnasium to claim a folding chair. As the … Continue reading

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“I Didn’t Know You Had a Mixed Baby!” My Students React to My Biracial Daughter

By Guest Contributor Balancing Jane I do not wake up in the morning thinking to myself that I have a biracial child. I don’t tickle her and think about the color of her skin or the texture of her 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! Here’s LIE reader Lynne’s darling boy astride a reptile. What a cutie! Got cute kids? Send their photos to us so we can show them off for you! Tweet

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Why is the ‘normal television family’ always white?

By Guest Contributor SL Huang; crossposted from Racialicious Oh, I know the answer, of course.  A white nuclear family is what networks think everyone can relate to.  And even if people can’t relate, they see and recognize that “ideal” and … Continue reading

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Quoted: Riding In Cars With Black People And Other Newly Dangerous Acts

“What I remember most about that first stop was that he asked “Where are you headed.” Not “license, registration and proof of insurance, please” ─ but “Where are you headed.” ── Eighteen years ─ nine months ─ sixteen days and … Continue reading

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Open thread

It’s been quiet here lately, mostly due to the travails of your co-editors (apologies!), so here is a chance for all of you to catch up. Talk election, talk school-year blues, talk whatever is hitting home for you this week. … Continue reading

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Gratuitous Cute Kid Pic

It’s Thursday, time for another gratuitous cute kid pic! Here are LIE reader Anne’s two cuties, Jean and Barbara, enjoying frozen yogurt. What sweethearts! Got cute kids? Send their photos to us so we can show them off! Tweet

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Bringing it to the classroom: Adoption talk 101 in 2nd grade

Written by Catherine Anderson; Originally published at Mama C and the Boys Happy Adoption Awareness Month! Although I am of the mind set that every waking moment has adoption awareness potential out there in the big world-in this particular post, … Continue reading

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Do you believe in what we do here? Can you help?

Regular readers have likely noticed that it has been quiet around here, lately. Thank you to those of you who have written to check in on the LIE team. We’re fine, though a bit overburdened. Love Isn’t Enough is just … Continue reading

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