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New columnist Intro: Bianca Laureano

written by Anti-Racist Parent columnist Bianca Laureano I am the daughter of an artist and teacher/social worker. A daughter of “hippie” immigrants who grew up in a multi-lingual home that was filled with creativity, music, and love. I am the … 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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Columnist Intro: Deesha

by columnist Deesha Philyaw I like to talk about race. I joke that, as a black woman, particularly as a daughter of the American South, I was born to do it. I was born and raised in Florida by my … Continue reading

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Columnist intro: Brian

Let me live in my house by the side of the road Where the race of men go by- They are good, they are bad, they are weak, they are strong, Wise, foolish- so am I. Then why should I … Continue reading

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Columnist Intro: Maegan

by Anti-Racist Parent columnist Maegan “la Mala” Ortiz My parents, who came to New York City from Puerto Rico as teenagers, were not anti-racists. How else to explain how I, their first born, was named after the priest seducing white … Continue reading

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Columnist intro: Paula

by Anti-Racist Parent columnist Paula It is an honor to participate in the dialogue here at Anti-Racist Parent as a columnist. As a Korean adoptee of white parents who is married to a white man with two children – including … Continue reading

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Columnist Intro: Natasha

by Anti-Racist Parent columnist Natasha Sky I am excited to be joining the community of columnists at Anti-Racist Parent. My experience with multiracial families and interracial friendships started the week I was born. My mother’s best friend adopted a multiracial … Continue reading

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Columnist Intro: Tiffany

by Anti-Racist Parent columnist Tiffany Pridgen My name is Tiffany Pridgen and I’m pleased to be joining Anti-Racist Parent as a contributor. I’m a stay-at-home momma to a six-month-old little boy, affectionately nick-named “Rosco,” and a lapsed writer. I’m married … Continue reading

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Columnist Intro: Tereza

by Anti-Racist Parent columnist Tereza Topferova I am a white parent of a white toddler in the whitest major city in the U.S. Carmen’s work has inspired me to commit to putting anti-racist education and parenting at the center of … Continue reading

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Columnist Intro: Vera

by Anti-Racist Parent columnist Vera L I’m pleased to become a regular contributor to Anti-Racist parent. It’s exciting to join respectful, serious, searching conversations about race in a forum that includes people of varied races, backgrounds, and walks of life. … Continue reading

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Columnist Intro: Mike

by Anti-Racist Parent columnist Mike Lee

It is a privilege to be asked to be a guest blogger on Anti-Racist Parent. Until high school, I grew up in a predominantly non-Asian environment. I was one of those Asian-American kids who wished he was white with blond hair and blue eyes. A significant portion of my high school years was spent near or at the beach in Southern California, where most of my friends were either brown haired or blond. They always got the attention of the girls, and I was usually the nice “Asian” guy that the girls wanted as just a friend. The main Asian exposure I got back then was the Korean Church I attended, my best friend who was Korean, and my family. I look back at those days and think about how ignorant I was about the whole race identity issue. My friends back then never talked about race or racism. They were too busy trying to hook up with as many girls as they could. I just remember having low self esteem and trying so hard to fit in that I did not care so much for my Asian identity. If I ever got teased for being Asian, I would just shrug it off and smile, since I just wanted to be part of the “cool” group. Continue reading

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Columnist intro: Meera

by Anti-Racist Parent columnist Meera Bowman Johnson I never thought I’d raise my children in the country, but when my husband was offered a professorship at a well-respected liberal arts college in upstate New York, we nixed our plan for … 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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Columnist Intro: Michelle

by Anti-Racist Parent Columnist Michelle Myers I guess at first glance, I would appear to be a good candidate as a contributor for the Anti-Racist Parent: I’m a biracial woman (mother is Korean, father is white) who is married to … 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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Columnist intro: Ji In

by ARP Columnist, Ji In Greetings, anti-racist readers! My name is Ji In, and I’m delighted to join Anti-Racist Parent as a contributing blogger. As a woman of color and transracial adoptee, I am deeply invested in the discussion surrounding … Continue reading

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