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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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Why I Do What I Do

by Anti-Racist Parent Columnist Liz Dwyer, originally posted at Los Angelista’s Guide To The Pursuit Of Happiness I have worked with almost 100 schools across Los Angeles and Compton over the past 8 years and I definitely have seen that … Continue reading

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An examination of privilege. A question of responsibility.

by Anti-Racist Parent Columnist Michelle Myers

I know I haven’t been able to keep up with my posts as much as I’ve liked over the last month, but I’ve been reading recent posts with great interest. In particular, Dawn Friedman’s post calling out anti-racist white parents of white children struck a particular chord, as it did with many people. I also found Carmen’s post about recent comments Angelina Jolie made in an interview interesting, and though at least one person commented that he/she didn’t get “much of a racial connotation out of [Jolie’s] statement,” I would argue that Jolie makes two points: her second statement about Shiloh being a “blob” may be about the differences between adopted children and biological children—but Shiloh’s blobbiness won’t last too long, so this isn’t even a critical point. Her first statement, however, is very revealing and implicitly has a racial context. Continue reading

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Columnist intro: Sue

by Anti-Racist Parent columnist Sue Lyons-Joell When I was asked to join Anti-Racist Parent as a guest writer, my first thought was, “Wait, I’m not a parent yet – what could I possibly say?” Then I started thinking about parenthood … Continue reading

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James Kim: a real hero and a real man

by Carmen Van Kerckhove This is the transcript of a commentary I did last week for the radio show Pacific Time on KQED in the Bay Area. I didn’t know him, but it seemed like we could easily have run … Continue reading

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Columnist intro: Margie

by Anti-Racist Parent columnist Margie Perscheid My first reaction, upon receiving an invitation to contribute to Anti-Racist Parent, was to ask who would want to listen to a middle-aged white woman talk about race. What could I possibly add to … Continue reading

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Columnist intro: Amber

by Anti-Racist Parent columnist, Amber As a white woman, I was not raised to think about my race. I was supposed to be colorblind and not acknowledge that I noticed other people’s race. Growing up, it wasn’t hard to keep … Continue reading

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Columnist Intro: Karen

by ARP Columnist, Karen Walrond My name is Karen, and I’m from The Republic of Trinidad & Tobago. You may think the fact that I’m from a small, two-island country at the southernmost part of the Caribbean Sea may seem … Continue reading

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Columnist Intro: Jason

by ARP Columnist, Jason Sperber Where I’m Coming From What does it mean to be an anti-racist parent? Thinking about this question makes me flash back to the diversity trainings I was involved with during college, both as a participant … Continue reading

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Black/white transracial adoption

This post was originally published at Racialicious on August 17, 2006. by Carmen Van Kerckhove Quite a few people have pointed us to this New York Times article on transracial adoption today. (Thanks daddyinastrangeland, Naro% and Takara!) I haven’t had … Continue reading

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Cashing in on a mixed kid’s fair skin

This post was originally published at Racialicious on June 16, 2006. by Carmen Van Kerckhove (Thanks to Kaushal for this tip!) Really interesting essay in the latest issue of Newsweek, written by a Filipina woman now living in the U.S. … Continue reading

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Mom of mixed family shares humbling anecdote

This post was originally published at Racialicious on June 15, 2006. by Jen Chau Nice story in the Christian Science Monitor — a mom of mixed and transracially adopted kids reflects on a time when she took a stranger’s solemn … Continue reading

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Doesn’t this look like a family to you?

This post was originally published at Racialicious on June 8, 2006. by Carmen Van Kerckhove (First heard about this case on Blogging Baby.) Olivia Shelltrack and Fondrey Loving are facing eviction from the house they purchased in the St. Louis … Continue reading

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