Tag Archives: racism

The elephant in the living room

by Tami Winfrey Harris, editor, crossposted from What Tami Said In its current issue, Greater Good magazine ponders “Are we born racist?” and in the article “Look Twice,” Susan T. Fiske, Ph.D., Eugene Higgins Professor of Psychology at Princeton University, offers some bad news and … Continue reading

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Cop uses UK anti-terrorism act to detain mixed-race family

Hat tip to Daddyinastrangeland. From the BBC: A police force has apologised after a disabled child and his parents claimed they were detained at a Channel crossing point under the Terrorism Act. Julie Maynard, of Ware, Hertfordshire, was taking a … Continue reading

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Ask ARP: How can white people join the anti-racist discussion?

Dear Anti-Racist Parent, I need some help.  I am a white mother of white children.  But having been raised in a community that was predominantly minority and largely economically disadvantaged, I’ve always been concerned about race issues in our country.  … Continue reading

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Ask ARP: Should my biracial family break ties with racist in-laws?

Dear Anti-Racist Parent, My wife and I are a mixed couple – I’m black and she’s Mexican-American. We have two kids, an 11-year-old boy and a 9-year-old girl. While my family is quite accepting of us and our kids, my … Continue reading

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There’s no racism anymore

writhhten by ARP editor Tami Winfrey Harris …that’s what my stepson said to me last week when I told him about my new gig at Anti-Racist Parent: “There’s no racism anymore.” I was dumbfounded. Has he not heard his dad … Continue reading

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Half-price adoptions: Should we tell our kids?

by Anti-Racist Parent columnist Dawn Friedman When we decided to pursue a domestic adoption nearly five years ago, my husband and I – both of us white – decided that we were open to adopting transracially. We were naïve about … 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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Race is Not a Four Letter Word

by Anti-Racist Parent columnist Paula, originally published at Heart, Mind and Seoul Let’s say you and your young child decide to go on a picnic at a park that happens to be within walking distance from where you live. You … 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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Sunny Days…and Some Stupid and Sarcastic Ones Too

by Anti-Racist Parent columnist Deesha Philyaw Like a lot of Gen-Xers, I lived and breathed Sesame Street back in the day. By first grade, I’d been identified by my school as “a smart kid,” and adult friends of the family … 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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Ask ARP: Should I apologize when someone doesn’t notice my racism?

Dear Anti-Racist Parent, I hope my question is appropriate in this forum, as it is not directly related to parenting. It does seem relevant, though, since learning to dealing with my own white privilege and racism is a huge part … Continue reading

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Ain’t No Shame in Saying That I’m Asian

by Anti-Racist Parent columnist Paula Perhaps it’s just me – but as a parent of a biracial daughter and an Asian son – it’s far from my dream as their mother to have either of them enter into their adulthood … Continue reading

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Ask ARP: Are we teaching the history of slavery too early?

Dear Anti-Racist Parent, I am a white parent and have two sons (ages 6 and 8). I am committed to doing all I can to raise them in an anti-racist environment. Education is critical to this goal. However, I have … 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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The Wrong Kind of Asian

by Anti-Racist Parent columnist Paula Apparently I was the first Asian Rick had ever seen in real life – up close and personal. “Wow. You are so healthy looking. I mean, I think it’s great. I just didn’t think. . … 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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When saying nothing is the best you can do

by Anti-Racist Parent columnist Tami Winfrey Harris When my husband and I began making plans for my 13-year-old stepson to move from Chicago to live with us in our new home in central Indiana, I was ambivalent. I promise I … Continue reading

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Black History Month, Revisited

I wrote this piece a few years ago when I was a monthly columnist for a parenting-related site sponsored by a child advocacy organization. Disclaimer: I really enjoyed writing for that site, and my editor there was the best. However, … 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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