Author Archives: Julia

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Michelle Obama jumps double-dutch, something I always wanted to do as a kid but never mastered. Enjoy. Tweet

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LIE Links

We’ve been getting all kinds of pingbacks since this Huffington Post piece came out–it references an old LIE article on racial preference in adoption: Why are so many celebrities adopting black babies? [Huffington Post] In the last month, both Charlize … Continue reading

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Longer Link: The Scars of Stop-And-Frisk

[The New York Times] [Extraordinarily moving video of Tyquah Brehon here.] The practice of stop-and-frisk has become increasingly controversial, but what is often absent from the debate are the voices of young people affected by such aggressive policing on a … Continue reading

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Open Thread

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Gratuitous Cute Kid Pic

Here’s LIE reader Ashley’s darling three, Kori (12), Bennett (10), and Rian (4). What cuties! Got cute kids? Send a picture to us so we can show them off for you! Tweet

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Add White Kids And Stir Is Not Good Education Policy

Written by LIE Guest Contributor Tressie McMillan; Originally posted at tressiemc I commend the Times for at least acknowledging the anniversary of Brown v. Board this week, but I take some issue with the conclusions opinion writer David L. Kirp … Continue reading

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Long Links: When When A Second-Grader Portrays MLK in Blackface, Let’s Ditch the Outrage

From My Brown Baby Offering continued evidence that this nation is badly in need of some serious discussions about race, history and stereotyping, a white second-grader and his parents in Colorado finds themselves in the midst of a roiling controversy … Continue reading

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Older adoptees [Holt Adoption Baby] For the first waves of adoptees, we were scattered across America, predominantly to small towns. These were insular communities, unaccustomed to and fearful of foreigners and devoid of people of color. Our peers looked much … 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 Rachel’s darling Gracie, hanging out with her dad after a birthday party. Got cute kids? We know you do! Send pics to us so we can show them … Continue reading

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From the Vault: Black Motherhood: The Womb of the World

Reposted in honor of Mother’s Day. Originally published here in June 2009. [Editor’s note: I asked one of my favorite bloggers, Renee, who writes about race, gender and more on Womanist Musings, what she thought of the recent article on … Continue reading

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Open Thread

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Gratuitous Cute Kid Pic

Half a day late on the post but with enough cuteness to make up for it: LIE reader Christy introduces us to her beautiful, joyous son Elias. What a cutie! Got cute kids? Send their photos to us so that … Continue reading

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LIE Long Link: Stereotypes and white supremacy in Kraft’s Milk Bites campaign

From Balancing Jane I truly can’t believe that I have to write what I’m about to write. Via a Sociological Images post by Bradley Koch, I found out about a KRAFT campaign for their new MilkBites, a snack that is … Continue reading

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LIE Links: Petition

Petition: Mass School Electrocutes Blind Girl [Change.org] In 2002, a special needs student named Andre McCollins was allegedly strapped down and electrocuted for hours, leaving him with permanent brain damage, all because he refused to take off his jacket. The … Continue reading

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African Orphan Now Ballerina [ABC News] [This is an amazing young woman, and I wanted to post here not only because of her achievements, but because of what she has to say about racism and colorism, as well as the … Continue reading

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Democracy Now on Kenneth Chamberlain, Sr.

h/t Racialicious Tweet

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Open Thread

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Gratuitous Cute Kid Pic

LIE reader Patti says, “You’ve seen this guy before but the cuteness doesn’t stop. Mesfin, age 5, my Buddhist robot-nerd.” I love the whole get-up! (Patti, I give you extra points for innovative use of suspenders!) Got cute kids? Send … Continue reading

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Open Thread

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