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“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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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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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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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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Dear LIE, I’ve been reading LIE for many years now and you have helped me in the past when my son had to deal with racist behaviours thrust upon him. I live in Italy. My husband recently signed up my … Continue reading

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It’s Thursday, time for another gratuitous cute kid pic! Here is LIE reader Lydia’s darling daughter Ixchel with her dad. Got cute kids? Send their pictures to us so we can show them off for you! Tweet

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Olympic Oppression? Gabby Douglas and Smile Politics [Crunk Feminist Collective] I’m cheering for all of them, but I have a soft spot for the girls of color on the team, including African American Gabby Douglas, and Kyla Ross, who is … Continue reading

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LIE reader Melissa sent a photo of her sweet Emma with this note: “Emma’s first hair cut! We went to an area AA salon and Emma loved it! Fabulous experience! ” What a cutie! Got cute kids? Send us a … Continue reading

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Including Racial History in School Curricula

Written by Gwen Sharp. Originally posted at Sociological Images Way back in January, Dolores R. sent us a link to an illustration of how not to integrate social studies into the math curriculum, posted at SocialisTexan. Apparently some teachers in … Continue reading

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African American Youth At Risk: Stress from Racial Discrimination [Washington University] Exposure to stress can increase the risk for violent behaviors and depressive symptoms for African-American young adults. Different types of stress, particularly racial discrimination, can influence the level of … Continue reading

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Introducing a new Love Isn’t Enough Contributor!

LIE is thrilled to welcome Aiesha Turman! Aiesha is a Brooklyn-based mama, educator and filmmaker who is passionate about Black women and girls and their self-actualization. She believes that music heals and can be often be found having an 80′s … Continue reading

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It’s Thursday, time for another gratuitous cute kid pic. Here’s LIE reader Heather’s sweet Natalia, 20 months, trying on sunglasses. What a cutie! Got cute kids? Send us their photos so that we can show them off! Tweet

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Girls for Gender Equity Helps Girls Take Aim at Sexual Harassment [Clutch Magazine, by our very own Tami Winfrey Harris!] Catcalls were such a common experience to Kayla, a youth organizer with Girls for Gender Equity (GGE), a Brooklyn-based, grassroots … Continue reading

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Anything you’d like to talk about? It’s been awfully quiet around here lately! I thought this was a really interesting piece on the mixed messages kids get about bullying. Caught it last night on the drive home. Feel free to … Continue reading

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It’s Thursday–time for another gratuitous cute kid pic! Here’s LIE reader Kureen’s darling baby. Got cute kids? Send us a photo so we can show them off! Tweet

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