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Oh, the wonderful world of toddler picture books and more . . .

by Anti-Racist Parent columnist Tereza Topferova Part I: My Many Colored Days I took my son to a thrift store last month and bought a few toys, including a pink stroller and a black doll, and books. When we got … 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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Columnist Intro: Tereza

by Anti-Racist Parent columnist Tereza Topferova I am a white parent of a white toddler in the whitest major city in the U.S. Carmen’s work has inspired me to commit to putting anti-racist education and parenting at the center of … Continue reading

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An examination of privilege. A question of responsibility.

by Anti-Racist Parent Columnist Michelle Myers

I know I haven’t been able to keep up with my posts as much as I’ve liked over the last month, but I’ve been reading recent posts with great interest. In particular, Dawn Friedman’s post calling out anti-racist white parents of white children struck a particular chord, as it did with many people. I also found Carmen’s post about recent comments Angelina Jolie made in an interview interesting, and though at least one person commented that he/she didn’t get “much of a racial connotation out of [Jolie’s] statement,” I would argue that Jolie makes two points: her second statement about Shiloh being a “blob” may be about the differences between adopted children and biological children—but Shiloh’s blobbiness won’t last too long, so this isn’t even a critical point. Her first statement, however, is very revealing and implicitly has a racial context. Continue reading

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Columnist intro: Meera

by Anti-Racist Parent columnist Meera Bowman Johnson I never thought I’d raise my children in the country, but when my husband was offered a professorship at a well-respected liberal arts college in upstate New York, we nixed our plan for … 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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Columnist intro: Margie

by Anti-Racist Parent columnist Margie Perscheid My first reaction, upon receiving an invitation to contribute to Anti-Racist Parent, was to ask who would want to listen to a middle-aged white woman talk about race. What could I possibly add to … Continue reading

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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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I wish my parents knew…

by Jen Chau I’m sure that as adults, we can all say that there are things we wish our parents knew about us as we were growing up. Perhaps things that would have made things easier? Or things that would have created more … Continue reading

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