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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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You Are Not Safe Mi’ja: Subway Lessons for My Pre-Teen Daughter of Color

by Anti-Racist Parent columnist Maegan “la Mala” Ortiz I live along what is arguably the most diverse subway line, in the most diverse borough, of the most diverse city. This has provided me with more teaching moments than I would … 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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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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I hope Katie rolls her eyes

by guest contributor Jen Chau, originally published at The time is always right… I hung out with Katie this weekend – she has gotten so big. The last time I saw her, she mostly looked at me with wide-open googly … Continue reading

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The Racial and Economic Politics of Babywearing

by Anti-Racist Parent columnist Maegan “la Mala” Ortiz According the Wikipedia, babywearing is the practice of carrying your child in a sling or other type of carrier. The actual term babywearing was coined by Dr. William Sears, father of the … 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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Ask ARP: How can I stop my child’s father from teaching him the n-word?

Dear Anti-Racist Parent, I have a 17-month old son with my ex-boyfriend, who is now my best friend. We all live together. My ex is Hispanic and I am white. My son looks like me but has a darker complexion … Continue reading

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This is where we live.

by Anti-Racist Parent columnist Jason Sperber This is where we live. A couple weeks ago, my wife and I took our almost-three-year-old daughter to her first county fair. She got to eat French fries and funnel cake, look at cows, … Continue reading

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Parent Panic Over Hispanic Heritage Month

by Anti-Racist Parent columnist Maegan “la Mala” Ortiz Maybe it’s because I’m a conscious Latina parent with a background in activism. Maybe it’s because I hate and don’t identify with the term Hispanic. Whatever the reason, I don’t celebrate or … 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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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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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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Ask ARP: How to handle racist family members?

Dear Anti-Racist Parent,

ask anti-racist parentMy fiance and I are expecting a child soon. My family background is Cuban and his is Jamaican. To make a long story short, my family does not accept our relationship simply because he is black. I have since really not had a relationship with my family but now that a child is coming, I have been thinking about this issue more and more.

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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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