Author Archives: Liza

Following the Lead

written by Anti-Racist Parenting columnist Liza Talusan The other day, I took my children to a birthday party for their friend, Lucas, who was turning 3 years old. Lucas’s mom is Korean and his dad is Japanese. While spending some … Continue reading

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A Letter to My Children

written by Liza Talusan; crossposted from To Loosen the Mind To my children: I didn’t write to you on the day that Barack Obama became the Democratic candidate. I was afraid to believe there might be a chance. I didn’t write … Continue reading

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Is There a Right Way?

By Anti-Racist Parent columnist Liza Talusan, crossposted from To Loosen the Mind My husband and I have been trying to make more connections with families in our area – a task somewhat difficult given that so many of our family … Continue reading

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Having References

By Anti-Racist Parent columnist Liza Talusan, crossposted from To Loosen the Mind This post is about “references”. No, not job references or character references — rather, the ability to be able to reference some thing, some one, or some concept … Continue reading

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Wait? You’re BROWN?

By Anti-Racist Parent columnist Liza Talusan, crossposted from To Loosen the Mind As many readers know, I work at a predominantly white college in the US, where I am one of a handful of professionals of color. To keep myself entertained … Continue reading

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Not My Hair

by Anti-Racist Parent columnist Liza Talusan Daughter #1 is at it again.. the hair. All the smart anti-racist parents called it a few months ago when I posted about the issues my 4- year old daughter is having with her … Continue reading

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Is Privilege Offensive?

by Anti-Racist Parent columnist Liza Talusan I experience privilege. I am college educated. I have a steady, salaried job. I am heterosexual. I have a house and a mortgage. Two cars. Two kids. One dog. I am able bodied. My … Continue reading

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Tools for Teaching in a Diversity Free Zone

by Anti-Racist Parent columnist Liza Talusan I’ve been thinking a lot about the issue of how to teach, expose, and experience diversity in a “diversity-free” zone (thanks for the segue Tami!). I directly experience this issue personally and professionally every … Continue reading

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What am I first?

by Anti-Racist Parent columnist Liza Talusan My children seem to have a knack for asking me really deep, thought-provoking questions at the most inconvenient times. Usually this is when we are racing out the door, late for school/work/day care. This … Continue reading

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Columnist Intro: Liza

by Anti-Racist Parent columnist Liza Talusan I guess I never really thought of myself as an anti-racist parent, but rather an educator about race and culture. As the Director of Intercultural Affairs at a small Catholic college in Massachusetts, much … Continue reading

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