Tag Archives: multiracial

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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Is it just me?

by Anti-Racist Parent columnist Meera Bowman-Johnson, originally published at Not the Nanny My mother always told me not to stare, but I soon realized that’s not always possible. So I decided that at the very least, if one must silently … 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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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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Does it do more harm than good to prepare kids for discrimination?

by Anti-Racist Parent columnist Tiffany Pridgen Lately I’ve been thinking about what it means to “raise black children,” specifically when the children in question are multiracial. Apparently because they are part black they have to be treated with special consideration … 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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Good hair and bad hair: the silent messages our children receive

by Anti-Racist Parent Columnist Liz Dwyer A couple of weeks ago, I was at someone’s home talking with another woman who was also a guest. As we talked, my two sons were hovering around, quietly doing their usual Power Rangers … 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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A Tale of Two Churches

by guest contributor Nobody, originally published at Scraps by Nobody There once was a little white Baptist church, set on a plot of farmland that the pastor liked to call “sacred acre”. It was a small congregation, firmly mired in … Continue reading

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Ask ARP: How tolerant is the south of multiracial families?

Dear Anti-Racist Parent, I appreciate the content on your blog. I have read some very interesting and touching things here. My sister is considering moving to the south. She is a single mother of two mixed-race boys – 1/2 African … 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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Finding a kindergarten for a multiracial family

by guest contributor Natasha Sky My oldest two children are eligible to attend public kindergarten next fall. They have been home full-time since birth, with their dad or me, pretty much living the play-centered life. I began making phone calls … 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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Revisiting Desiree’s Baby

by Anti-Racist Parent columnist Sue Lyons-Joell In 1893, Vogue magazine published the Kate Chopin story, “Desiree’s Baby”. The melodramatic tragedy set in antebellum Louisiana involves a foundling mother, her planter husband, and their newborn son. Desiree drowns her child and … 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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Miss M goes to China

by Anti-Racist Parent columnist Amber Before we traveled to China to adopt our younger daughter, I expected that a white mom carrying an obviously Asian baby would attract a lot of attention from the locals. In the city where we … Continue reading

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Recommended reading

by Anti-Racist Parent special correspondent Colin Bowden Biting my tongue: Weighing pros and cons of reacting to insensitivity – Kimchi Mamas When is it right to act against insensitive and offensive comments? When is it wrong? Mama Nabi confronts this … Continue reading

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