Thursday, May 21, 2009

News of note

This American Life did an extraordinary story on a Samoan adoption that went very wrong, and one adoptive family's attempt to make it right. (See Act Two)

The Black Snob has an interesting story about integration and its shortfalls.

On Racialicious, guest commenter Neesha Meminger asks if white authors should write from the perspective of people of color.

Tami of What Tami Said and Deesha Philyaw of Mamalicious and Co-Parenting 101 talk about motherhood, the dearth of books by and for black women on motherhood, and a media-constructed white norm of motherhood that doesn't even do a very good job of representing most white women.

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