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The “crime” of living while black

Written by Love Isn’t enough contributor Julia; originally posted at Nobody Asked You There is an important conversation going on right now at Stuff White People Do (SWPD). The post addresses the “a common white tendency to attach negative value … Continue reading

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Bigotry, blindness and basketball

written by Love Isn’t Enough guest contributor Kristin Howerton; orginally publlished at Rage Against the Minivan I signed all three of my “big kids” up for a basketball class. I thought it would be really fun to put them in … Continue reading

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Individual bigotry and institutional racism

[We've had great conversation going on our recent allies posts, especially Julia's really amazing piece from last week. Keep it going. Because of the good reception, I thought it might be useful to, once a week, share a general post … Continue reading

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When do you speak up?

written by Love Isn’t Enough contributor Renee; originally published at Womanist Musings I was reading Spark in Darkness when I came across the following question: If a friend or relative makes a racist or homophobic remark, do you tend to … Continue reading

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Costco and the Lil’ Monkey doll

written by Anti-Racist Parent contributor Renee; originally published at Womanist Musings Who wouldn’t want to buy a Black doll named little monkey for their little girl?  What better way to reinforce the idea that people of colour are less than, … Continue reading

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The complexion of the pool

written by Anti-Racist Parent columnist Cloudscome You’ve probably heard in the news lately about the Valley Swim club outside Philadelphia. They are a private swim club in a mostly white suburban area. The management of the club contracted with a … Continue reading

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Pa in Blackface: Confronting racism in our children’s books

written by Anti-Racist Parenting columnist Dawn Friedman I’m a fan of the Little House books and have been since my mom gave me the yellow cardboard box set when I was seven so I was thrilled when my friend set … Continue reading

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Explaining Michael Jackson

[Editor’s note: Not surprisingly, pop icon Michael Jackson has come up more than once in ARP discussions of race, self-esteem and Eurocentric beauty standards. How does one explain to children a young, black man seeming to morph into a white woman? … Continue reading

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When kids notice race, what’s a parent to do?

written by Anti-Racist Parent editor Tami Winfrey Harris I know, that’s an odd headline to see around here. Most ARPers would agree that there is nothing wrong with “seeing color” contrary to the still-too-prevalent chorus of “I don’t see color” folks. … Continue reading

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Tiny Acts of Activism

written by Anti-Racist Parent columnist Tiffany Pridgen Until recently I didn’t consider myself to be much of an activist. I’m pretty even-keeled when it comes to most things. I’m not political. I’m not radical. I play my cards fairly close … Continue reading

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Learning whiteness

The blog, Stuff White People Do, which is celebrating its one-year anniversary, has re-posted a very interesting article about learned whiteness–the beliefs and values that blogger Macon D (who is white) says are consciously and unconsciously taught to white people, beginning in … Continue reading

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The Bay while black

written by Anti-Racist Parent columnist Liz Dwyer, crossposted from Los Angelista’s Guide to the Pursuit of Happiness 45 minutes into our drive north to San Francisco, my eldest began asking that most dreaded of questions: Are we there yet? The … Continue reading

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Ours is not a culture of failure

written by Anti-Racist Parent editor Tami Winfrey Harris In Sunday’s Chicago Tribune, columnist Clarence Page writes: In fact, the Urban League, like most of America’s old-guard black leadership, focuses on race while playing down how closely the fortunes of America’s … Continue reading

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ARP Links

The Wall Street Journal reports that domestic adoption is gaining prominence in China: …While China is known overseas as a place many go to adopt babies, until recently adoption was uncommon among Chinese families themselves. That’s partly because of limited … Continue reading

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Having References

By Anti-Racist Parent columnist Liza Talusan, crossposted from To Loosen the Mind This post is about “references”. No, not job references or character references — rather, the ability to be able to reference some thing, some one, or some concept … Continue reading

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Outsourced parenting: Sexism, racism and classism

Crossposted from What Tami Said It is probably heresy for the editor of a parenting blog to admit ambivalence about parenting, but here’s the deal: I’ve never had a strong desire to be a parent. I like children. I enjoy … Continue reading

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Ask ARP: Is “The Story of Little Babaji” racist?

Dear Anti-Racist Parent, I am stumped and was wondering if I could get your opinions or suggestions – hell, I’d love to see this discussed on the site. My partner loves the book The Story of Little Babaji and I … Continue reading

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Bee movie and invisible people

crossposted from Womanist Musings As the mother of two little guys, I have spent countless hours watching cartoons.  Some have made me laugh and smile, while others have left me with countless moments of reflection.  I recently suffered through The … Continue reading

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I protest. Wait – can I do that?

by Anti-Racist Parent columnist Margie Perscheid By now, pretty much everyone knows the story of the Spanish and Argentine teams who thought it might be cute to do a little yellow face for the press. If you haven’t, you can … Continue reading

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