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LIE Links 9.25.12

The impact of new photo identification requirements on youth of color Since the 2008 presidential election, in which youth of color turned out to vote at historic rates, many state legislatures have passed new voting laws that require voters to show … Continue reading

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Lucky Duck

Sometimes the people you think you know end up surprising you…and not always in a good way. Even with long-time friendships, there can be facets people reveal that can both stun and sadden you. To be clear, I understand completely … Continue reading

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White dad, black son and raising kids in a colorblind world

From Colorlines: “Whose baby is that?” “Is that your child?” Shortly after my adopted newborn son arrived, whenever we were out in public, we drew frequent stares and questions from strangers. Though we live in a racially diverse neighborhood, I … Continue reading

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Race is not an issue for the young?

written by Love Isn’t Enough contributor Renee; originally posted at Womanist Musings transcript starting at 2:04 And thank goodness these liberal, wealthy progressive people are able to take any child in need and shower them with love. And I think … Continue reading

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Anita Tedaldi, Guilt and White Privilege

written by Racialicious deputy editor Thea Lim; originally published at Racialicious [Editor’s note: Though we briefly discussed Anita Tedaldi in this space last week, I wanted to share Thea’s post about the issue. We discussed the Racialicious post on this … Continue reading

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Thoughts on EJ Graff…

written by Anti-Racist Parent columnist Julie Corby; crossposted at the Eyes of My Eyes Are Opened I applaud E.J. Graff and The Schuster Institute for opening people’s eyes to the corruption that exists in international adoption. I think that it … Continue reading

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Madonna and adoption: what’s race got to do with it?

[Editor's note: According to the New York Times: "A judge has rejected Madonna's request to adopt a second child from Malawi because of a requirement that prospective parents live in the southern African nation for at least 18 months, another … Continue reading

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ARP Links

The Wall Street Journal reports that domestic adoption is gaining prominence in China: …While China is known overseas as a place many go to adopt babies, until recently adoption was uncommon among Chinese families themselves. That’s partly because of limited … Continue reading

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NYT: Korea works to end stigma of adoption

From The New York Times: SEOUL, South Korea — Daunted by the stigma surrounding adoption here, Cho Joong-bae and Kim In-soon delayed expanding their family for years. When they finally did six years ago, Mr. Cho chose to tell his … Continue reading

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Race preference in adoption

by ARP columnist Natasha Sky This American Life aired a piece on NPR–on January 18, 2008–about a Nurse/Actress who worked in toy store FAO Schwartz’s Newborn Nursery (hat tip to Mixed Race America and Land of the Not-So-Calm). Here is … Continue reading

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Ask ARP: Is my wife making too much of our adopted child’s race?

Dear Anti-Racist Parent, My wife and I are adopting a little infant girl from Ethiopia. My wife has read 35 books, spends hours in adoption related chat rooms, has taken courses on caring for black kids’ hair and skin etc. Suffice … Continue reading

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ARP Tuesday Links

TIME magazine wonders “Should Race be a Factor in Adoption?” Should adoption agencies discriminate by race, or even by a person’s racial sensitivity? According to current U.S. law, no. Since 1996, it has been illegal to consider race when determining … Continue reading

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Half-price adoptions: Should we tell our kids?

by Anti-Racist Parent columnist Dawn Friedman When we decided to pursue a domestic adoption nearly five years ago, my husband and I – both of us white – decided that we were open to adopting transracially. We were naïve about … Continue reading

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Why Oh Why Are These T-Shirts Still Available?

by Anti-Racist Parent columnist Paula, originally published at Heart, Mind and Seoul On numerous occasions in the past, I’ve been fairly unsuccessful in trying to convey how many times I’ve felt that the messages and attitudes perpetuated by our society … Continue reading

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Ain’t No Shame in Saying That I’m Asian

by Anti-Racist Parent columnist Paula Perhaps it’s just me – but as a parent of a biracial daughter and an Asian son – it’s far from my dream as their mother to have either of them enter into their adulthood … Continue reading

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Review of Weaving a Family: Untangling Race and Adoption

by Anti-Racist Parent columnist Cloudscome Weaving a Family: Untangling Race and Adoption by Barbara Katz Rothman. Beacon Press, 2005. Rothman is a professor of sociology at Baruch College, CUNY. She’s written several other books on motherhood, giving birth, race, and … Continue reading

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Columnist Intro: Lisa Marie

by Anti-Racist Parent columnist Lisa Marie I come to Anti Racist Parent as a black woman, as a transracial adoptee and as a woman who recognizes parts of myself as a mother to my friends, my family, my youth, and … Continue reading

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Nativity stories without blonde hair and blue eyes

by Anti-Racist Parent columnist Cloudscome When I was a child we always put out the Creche a few weeks before Christmas. Part of the anticipation of the coming day was looking forward to nestling the tiny little baby Jesus in … Continue reading

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It’s not too late to take action, even after 40 years

by Anti-Racist Parent Columnist Jae Ran Kim, originally published at Harlow’s Monkey People all over the world are talking about the return of an adopted Korean child by a Dutch diplomat and his wife. I’ve written about disruptions and dissolutions … Continue reading

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Religion and culture in an interfaith, transracial family

by Anti-Racist Parent columnist Dawn Friedman We are a transracial family. My husband, my son and myself are white. Our daughter is African-American and joined our family through an open, domestic adoption three years ago. Both my kids are being … Continue reading

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