Tag Archives: interracial-relationships

Ebony and Ivory = Perfect Harmony in the Dorm Room?

[Editor's note: When I read the recent NYT article on interracial college roomates, I knew it was an issue that Anti-Racist Parent should tackle. Like many who have commented on the piece, I found it facile, simplistic. As someone who … Continue reading

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Dating: The Next Generation

by Anti-Racist Parent Columnist Jae Ran Kim A few months ago my family reached a new milestone in our lives as a multi-racial family. My 14 year-old daughter has her first “boyfriend.” I have to admit that I have long … 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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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: 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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Who Belongs?

by Anti-Racist Parent columnist Natasha Sky My son was writing in his workbook the other day. We’re homeschooling in the eclectic-semi-unschooling-style; the workbooks have been around for over a year–my kids think they’re fun. The books are actually a great … Continue reading

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Some of My Best Friends (and Family) Are Racists

by guest contributor Rachel Sullivan, originally published at Rachel’s Tavern I remember an argument I had with my mother a few years back. I had brought my boyfriend, a black man, who I had been dating for 4 years, to … Continue reading

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Making me a liar: responding to intrusive questions about my children

by Anti-Racist Parent columnist Natasha Sky I hear one question from strangers more often than any other: “Are they all yours?” The second most common question goes something like this, “Are some of your children adopted?” Long ago I stopped … Continue reading

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What do you get if you google the word interracial?

by Carmen Van Kerckhove Well, the #1 search result is not safe for work, that’s for sure. So the question is: why are people so fascinated by interracial sex? Let me tell you a quick story. I was at a … Continue reading

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Deciding to talk about it

by guest contributor Tiffany Pridgen As a child I was never specifically instructed on race or culture by anyone in my family, and I’m certain that is fairly unusual for someone from a family of color. The truth is, we … Continue reading

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When hospitals host family reunions: More about how racism destroys families

by Anti-Racist Parent Columnist Michelle Myers A month ago, my uncle tried to kill my aunt by shooting her in the head with a shotgun, and then he killed himself with it. It happened the day after I had emailed … Continue reading

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Recommended Reading

by Anti-Racist Parent special correspondent Colin Bowden 4.17.2007: the shooter was korean american – Angry Asian Man The Angry Asian Man like many, can see the writing on the wall: there is a building anti-immigrant, anti-Asian prejudice after the shooting … 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: 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: 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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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: 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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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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