Tag Archives: Children

Don’t miss Melissa Harris Perry slam the ‘unacceptability’ theory of black hair

Tweet Remember Tianna Parker, the 7 year old girl from Tulsa, Oklahoma who was sent home from school because of  school policy considering “dreadlocks, afros, mohawks, and other faddish styles” to be “unacceptable”? Melissa Harris-Perry brings some much-needed perspective to the issue: “For the record, Tiana, your hair is not distracting, unacceptable, a fad or wrong. [...]
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Summer camp reunites kids with incarcerated fathers

Tweet Summer is just about over. And for some kids, that means that their time at camp has come to an end as well. Some of them could have been at band camp, dance camps, day camps, or even fat camp (which I have some serious issues with. But I digress…). But for some kids, [...]
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Who do we trust to name their own child?

TweetYesterday we  included a link in our Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet about a Tennessee judge who imposed her own religious views and changed the name of a baby against his parents’ wishes. But as rapper Meek Millz said, “it’s levels to this shit” and this is more than an issue of violating the separation between [...]
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Quick Hit: On raising feminist sons

TweetI really like this piece by Shannon Brugh over at Rattle & Pen on the challenges of raising sons in a culture that forces kids into gender boxes and, though it claims to be equal, is still decidedly not. Raising boys in a society that claims to be equal is not easy. It’s supposed to be equal, but of course, it’s [...]
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9-year-old future president calls for Chicago’s public schools to stay open

TweetAt a rally to protest Chicago’s plan to close 53 public schools, 9-year-old Asean Johnson had some words for Mayor Rahm Emanuel. Transcript here. Black students make up about 40 percent of the Chicago public school population but 88 percent of the students who will be affected by the closures. Unfortunately, it looks like only five schools will be spared. [...]
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